polydipsia

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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.

pol·y·dip·si·a

(pol'ē-dip'sē-ă),
Excessive thirst that is relatively prolonged.
[poly- + G. dipsa, thirst]

polydipsia

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

pol′y·dip′sic adj.

polydipsia

Excessive thirst

pol·y·dip·si·a

(pol'ē-dip'sē-ă)
Excessive thirst that is relatively prolonged.
[poly- + G. dipsa, thirst]

polydipsia

Excessive thirst leading to excessive fluid intake. This is a feature of untreated severe DIABETES MELLITUS and of DIABETES INSIPIDUS.

Polydipsia

Excessive thirst.
Mentioned in: Fanconi's Syndrome

pol·y·dip·si·a

(pol'ē-dip'sē-ă)
Excessive prolonged thirst.
[poly- + G. dipsa, thirst]
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