maturity-onset diabetes mellitus


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Noun1.maturity-onset diabetes mellitus - mild form of diabetes mellitus that develops gradually in adultsmaturity-onset diabetes mellitus - 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
diabetes mellitus, DM - diabetes caused by a relative or absolute deficiency of insulin and characterized by polyuria; "when doctors say `diabetes' they usually mean `diabetes mellitus'"
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