adipsia


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adipsia

 [ah-dip´se-ah]
absence of thirst; abnormal avoidance of drinking.

a·dip·si·a

, adipsy (ă-dip'sē-ă, -dip'sē), Avoid the misspelling adypsia.
Absence of thirst or the lack of desire to drink.
[G. a- priv. + dipsa, thirst]

adipsia

A condition characterised by the absence of thirst (or hypodipsia, if partial), even in the face of water depletion, which presents as hypernatraemic dehydration, most commonly due to a lesion of the anterior hypothalamus.

a·dip·si·a

, adipsy (ă-dip'sē-ă, -dip'sē) Avoid the misspelling adypsia.
Absence of thirst or the lack of desire to drink.
[G. a- priv. + dipsa, thirst]
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