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Disease or Condition — Hormonal, Nutritional, Metabolic, and Immune Disorders:
fluid deficiency

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Description

Hypodipsia is a medical condition characterized by a decreased thirst sensation. It is caused by a decrease in the body's ability to sense thirst, which can be due to a variety of factors, including dehydration, certain medications, and certain medical conditions. Symptoms of hypodipsia include decreased thirst, dry mouth, and fatigue. Treatment for hypodipsia typically involves increasing fluid intake and avoiding dehydration. In some cases, medications may be prescribed to help increase the body's ability to sense thirst.

Synonyms
  • adipsia
  • hypodipsia
  • lack of fluids
  • lack of thirst
Symptoms (patient's findings)
  • anorexia
  • convulsions
  • fatigue
  • hypodipsia
  • muscle cramps
  • nausea
Signs (examiner's findings)
  • coma
  • convulsions
  • deep reflexes
  • depressed sensorium
  • disorientation
  • edema
  • pathological reflex
  • periodic breathing

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