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Related to polyuria: polydipsia, polyphagia


Excessive passage of urine, as in diabetes.

pol′y·u′ric adj.
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(Pathology) pathol physiol the state or condition of discharging abnormally large quantities of urine, often accompanied by a need to urinate frequently
ˌpolyˈuric adj
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(ˌpɒl iˈyʊər i ə)

the passing of an excessive quantity of urine.
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the passing of an abornomally large amount of urine. — polyuric, adj.
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Excessive urination.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polyuria - renal disorder characterized by the production of large volumes of pale dilute urine; often associated with diabetes
kidney disease, nephropathy, renal disorder, nephrosis - a disease affecting the kidneys
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
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Lee et al., "Desmopressin is an effective treatment for mixed nocturia with nocturnal polyuria and decreased nocturnal bladder capacity," Journal of Korean Medical Science, vol.
The most important factors leading to nocturnal polyuria in children are as follows (20):
Impacts of the formula of Suoquanwan (SQW) on expression of AQP-2 mRNA and AVPR-V2 mRNA in the kidney of rat polyuria model of Yang-deficiency.
Of note was the presence, during the initial 12 hours of this admission, of marked polyuria (> 10 litres/12 hours, peaking at 2100 ml in one hour).
the electronic urine output monitoring system, integrated with the PDMS/CIS has enabled us to implement an alarm system that can recognise early clinical situations of oliguria, anuria or polyuria. The system is also capable of providing information that assists with the differential diagnosis of the cause.
Twenty percent of the women in the SP-only group had fatigue, orthostatic symptoms, and polyuria. These were most significant in the first two weeks of treatment but diminished over the course of the study.
Oliguria (<400 mL/24 h) was noted for 55% of the PUUV patients and all SAAV patients; subsequent polyuria (>2,500 mL/24 h) was noted for 45% of the PUUV-infected patients and in 67% of the SAAV patients.
Diabetes insipidus is defined by polyuria, even under conditions of dehydration, when ADH secretion normally maximizes water reabsorption.
DDAVP tablets are indicated as an antidiuretic replacement therapy for central diabetes insipidus, and in the management of temporary polyuria and polydipsia and of primary nocturnal enuresis.
Diabetes insipidus is characterized by the excretion of a large volume (usually greater than 4 L/day) of hypotonic, insipid (tasteless) urine, usually accompanied by polyuria and polydipsia (Williams & Wilson, 1998).
AFATIGUE, polydipsia (thirst) and polyuria (excess urination) can be the first symptoms of diabetes.
Section I covers oliguria, polyuria, edema, uremia and symptoms of electrolyte disorders.