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A chronic disorder marked by excessive urination and usually intense thirst and dehydration, caused either by insufficient production or release of the pituitary hormone vasopressin or by inability of the kidneys to respond effectively to vasopressin.
[New Latin diabētēs īnsipidus, literally, insipid diabetes (so called because the urine of those suffering from the disease lacks the sweet taste characteristic of diabetes mellitus) : Medieval Latin diabētēs, diabetes; see diabetes + Latin īnsipidus, insipid; see insipid.]
(Pathology) a disorder of the pituitary gland causing excessive thirst and excretion of large quantities of dilute urine
[C18: New Latin, literally: insipid diabetes]
diabe′tes in•sip′i•dus(ɪnˈsɪp ɪ dəs)
a disorder characterized by increased urine production caused by inadequate secretion of vasopressin by the pituitary gland.
[< New Latin: literally, bland diabetes]
A condition in which, usually, the pituitary in the brain is faulty and the kidneys do not absorb enough water, resulting in a high urine output and intense thirst.
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|Noun||1.||diabetes insipidus - a rare form of diabetes resulting from a deficiency of vasopressin (the pituitary hormone that regulates the kidneys); characterized by the chronic excretion of large amounts of pale dilute urine which results in dehydration and extreme thirst|
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
nephrogenic diabetes insipidus - diabetes insipidus caused by a failure of the kidney to respond to normal levels of vasopressin
n. diabetes insípida nefrógena, causada por una deficiencia en el gasto de hormona antidiurética.