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diabetes mel·li·tus

 (mə-lī′təs, mĕl′ĭ-)

[New Latin diabētēs mellītus, literally, honey-sweet diabetes (so called because excessive glucose is excreted in the urine and the resulting sweet taste of the urine was used in diagnosis) : Medieval Latin diabētēs, diabetes; see diabetes + Latin mellītus, honey-sweet (Latin mel, mell-, honey; see melit- in Indo-European roots + -ītus, adjectival suffix).]

diabetes mellitus

(Pathology) a disorder of carbohydrate metabolism characterized by excessive thirst and excretion of abnormally large quantities of urine containing an excess of sugar, caused by a deficiency of insulin. See also IDDM, NIDDM
[C18: New Latin, literally: honey-sweet diabetes]

diabe′tes mel′li•tus

(ˈmɛl ɪ təs)
either of two chronic forms of diabetes in which insulin does not effectively transport glucose from the bloodstream: a rapidly developing form, affecting children and young adults, in which the body does not produce enough insulin and insulin must therefore be injected (juvenile-onset diabetes) or a slowly developing form in which the body's tissues become unable to use insulin effectively (adult-onset diabetes).
[< New Latin: literally, sweet diabetes]

diabetes mellitus

A condition characterized by frequent thirst and urination, caused by excess sugar in the blood. Results from a lack of insulin.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diabetes mellitus - diabetes caused by a relative or absolute deficiency of insulin and characterized by polyuria; "when doctors say `diabetes' they usually mean `diabetes mellitus'"
diabetes - a polygenic disease characterized by abnormally high glucose levels in the blood; any of several metabolic disorders marked by excessive urination and persistent thirst
autoimmune diabetes, growth-onset diabetes, IDDM, insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, juvenile diabetes, juvenile-onset diabetes, ketoacidosis-prone diabetes, ketosis-prone diabetes, type I diabetes - severe diabetes mellitus with an early onset; characterized by polyuria and excessive thirst and increased appetite and weight loss and episodic ketoacidosis; diet and insulin injections are required to control the disease
adult-onset diabetes, adult-onset diabetes mellitus, ketoacidosis-resistant diabetes, ketoacidosis-resistant diabetes mellitus, ketosis-resistant diabetes, ketosis-resistant diabetes mellitus, mature-onset diabetes, maturity-onset diabetes, maturity-onset diabetes mellitus, NIDDM, non-insulin-dependent diabetes, non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, type II diabetes - mild form of diabetes mellitus that develops gradually in adults; can be precipitated by obesity or severe stress or menopause or other factors; can usually be controlled by diet and hypoglycemic agents without injections of insulin
chemical diabetes, latent diabetes - a mild form of diabetes mellitus in which there are no overt symptoms but there are abnormal responses to some diagnostic procedures

di·a·be·tes mel·li·tus

n. diabetes mellitus, diabetes causada por una deficiencia en la producción de insulina que resulta en hiperglucemia y glucosuria;
___ noninsulin-dependent___ sin dependencia de insulina.
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La obesidad aumenta el riesgo de desarrollar distintas patologias incluyendo la insulinoresistencia(RI) y Diabetes Melitus tipo 2 (DM2), hipertension arterial, dislipidemia, enfermedades cardiovasculares, infarto cardiovascular, apnea del sueno, hiperuricemia, gota y osteoartritis (1).
Las principales etiologias de la insuficiencia renal cronica de nuestros pacientes fueron la hipertension (33%), diabetes melitus (26%), pielonefritis cronica (17%), poliquistosis hepatorenal (9%), patologia glomerular (9%) y enfermedad renal no filiada (6%).
Se desarrollo el servicio seguimiento farmacoterapeutico a 30 pacientes con Diabetes Melitus tipo 2, de los cuales, el 80% pertenecia al sexo femenino, con edades comprendidas entre los 73 y 83 anos (43,33%) (Tabla 1), se encontro una relacion estadisticamente significativa (rs=0,239; t=0,203).
Estudos epidemiologicos vem mostrando uma associacao do crescimento expressivo na incidencia de doencas cronicas, como diabetes melitus tipo 2 e as doencas coronarianas, como a diminuicao do tempo de vida livre de doencas, a medida que ocorre um aumento no IMC da populacao (Stmler, 1993).

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