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polydipsia

 [pol″e-dip´se-ah]
excessive thirst and fluid intake. It may be due to an organic lesion or have a psychological cause.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pol·y·dip·si·a

(pol'ē-dip'sē-ă),
Excessive thirst that is relatively prolonged.
[poly- + G. dipsa, thirst]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

polydipsia

(pŏl′ē-dĭp′sē-ə)
n.
Excessive or abnormal thirst.

pol′y·dip′sic adj.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

polydipsia

Excessive thirst
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

pol·y·dip·si·a

(pol'ē-dip'sē-ă)
Excessive thirst that is relatively prolonged.
[poly- + G. dipsa, thirst]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

polydipsia

Excessive thirst leading to excessive fluid intake. This is a feature of untreated severe DIABETES MELLITUS and of DIABETES INSIPIDUS.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Polydipsia

Excessive thirst.
Mentioned in: Fanconi's Syndrome
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

pol·y·dip·si·a

(pol'ē-dip'sē-ă)
Excessive prolonged thirst.
[poly- + G. dipsa, thirst]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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