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Disease or Condition — Hormonal, Nutritional, Metabolic, and Immune Disorders:
central diabetes insipidus

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Description

Diabetes insipidus is a rare disorder that affects the body's ability to regulate its water balance. It is caused by a deficiency of the hormone vasopressin, which is normally produced by the pituitary gland. Without enough vasopressin, the kidneys are unable to conserve water, resulting in excessive urination and dehydration. Symptoms of diabetes insipidus include excessive thirst, frequent urination, and dark-colored urine. Treatment typically involves hormone replacement therapy with vasopressin or a related medication.

Synonyms
  • diabetes insipidus
  • hypothalamic diabetes insipidus
  • neurogenic diabetes insipidus
  • neurohypophyseal diabetes insipidus
  • pituitary diabetes insipidus
  • vasopressin deficiency
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