polydipsia


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pol·y·dip·si·a

 (pŏl′ē-dĭp′sē-ə)
n.
Excessive or abnormal thirst.

[poly- + Greek dipsa, thirst + -ia.]

pol′y·dip′sic adj.

polydipsia

(ˌpɒlɪˈdɪpsɪə)
n
(Pathology) pathol excessive thirst
[C18: New Latin, from poly- + -dipsia, from Greek dipsa thirst]
ˌpolyˈdipsic adj

pol•y•dip•si•a

(ˌpɒl iˈdɪp si ə)

n.
excessive thirst.
[1650–60; < New Latin < Greek polydíps(ios) very thirsty (poly- poly- + dípsios thirsty) + -ia -ia]

polydipsia

extreme thirst; an abnormal and continuous craving for drink.
See also: Alcohol
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polydipsia - excessive thirst (as in cases of diabetes or kidney dysfunction)
thirst, thirstiness - a physiological need to drink
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
Translations

pol·y·dip·si·a

n. polidipsia, sed insaciable.
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Polyuria and polydipsia are the main symptoms of diabetes in all age groups, occurring in up to three-quarters of school-aged children (Roche et al, 2005).
Parrot 2 had a 6-month history of decreased activity and vocalizing, with an extended history of excessive water intake; a water deprivation test ruled out diabetes insipidus, and psychogenic polydipsia was suspected.
Exclusion criteria included treatable causes of nocturia, such as diabetes insipidus and cardiac failure, and medical conditions that increased risk, such as hyponatremia and psychogenic polydipsia.
We triumph when a camper responds well to redirection as she exhibits pica behavior (tries to eat the inedible)--or when a camper with polydipsia (the urge to drink excessively) allows staff to keep him on track without behavioral outbursts.
Patients meet the criteria for diagnosis of diabetes if their fasting blood glucose level is 126 mg/dl or above or if their random blood glucose levels are greater than 200 (with associated symptoms such as polyuria, polydipsia, or polyphasia).
Diabetic animals also showed signs of polyuria, polydipsia and polyphagia.
Overdrinking can reduce the salt concentration of the blood that can result in the swelling of the brain, a potentially fatal condition called polydipsia, which has been found in some patients with schizophrenia and in some marathon runners.
Previously we had a similar case in which a 68-year-old woman was referred to our clinic with complaints of decreased appetite, nausea, polydipsia, nocturia, and intense constipation.
If the patient is symptomatic for diabetes (polyuria, polydipsia, weight loss) then they should see their practice nurse or GP for an urgent fasting glucose and HbA1c test.
Three months after his initial presentation, the patient developed the classic signs and symptoms of diabetes mellitus, including polydipsia, polyuria, and weight loss.
This high blood sugar produces the classical symptoms of polyuria (frequent urination), polydipsia (increased thirst), and polyphagia (increased hunger).