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Excessive passage of urine, as in diabetes.

pol′y·u′ric adj.


(Pathology) pathol physiol the state or condition of discharging abnormally large quantities of urine, often accompanied by a need to urinate frequently
ˌpolyˈuric adj


(ˌpɒl iˈyʊər i ə)

the passing of an excessive quantity of urine.


the passing of an abornomally large amount of urine. — polyuric, adj.
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Excessive urination.
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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Furthermore, the patient was polyuric (5.6 mL/kg/h), plasma sodium was 146 mmol/L (reference range 135-145), plasma osmolality was 303 mOsm/kg[H.sub.2]O and urinary density was 1002.
[5] ruptured with tachypnea, and a vessel wall polyuric acute significant for mild kidney failure acute inflammation secondary to and necrotic muscle cortical-sparing cells.
Clinically, NE is characterized by renal dysfunction which progresses through several stages including oliguric, polyuric, and convalescent stages [13, 14].
It helped to differentiate between cause of hyponatraemia which could be due to Syndrome of Inappropriate ADH secretion (SIADH) (reduction in urine volume as compared to previous day fluid intake) and Cerebral Salt Wasting Syndrome (CSWS) (polyuric state and hyponatraemia) and treated accordingly.
The three phases of the triphasic pattern are polyuric lasting for 4-5 days, antidiuretic lasting for 5-6 days, and then DI again [1-3].
She had been polyuric for the previous 36 Hours with an hourly urine output of 300-600 ml, andthishas been replaced by approximately 10 liters of 0.9% NaCl (a total of 1500 mmoles of sodium) at a rate of 0.25-1 L per hour.
Within this context, we report the case of a pediatric liver transplant recipient who suffered acute polyuric renal failure leading to severe dehydration during a diet with high renal solute load.