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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Hypernatremia has also been associated with adipsia in 50% of patients with hypothalamic tumors.
De este modo audaz se ira apelando a la poesia, a las esencias de la lirica, porque icor, nos ensena el diccionario, ademas de ser la mitologica sangre liviana de los dioses, es la "denominacion aplicada por la antigua cirugia a un liquido seroso que resuman ciertas ulceras malignas..." He ahi, pus o ambrosia, el filtro maligno de la poesia, lo que mana de ella, cuanto siempre ha manado de su fuente: la verdad compleja de la condicion humana, el sitio contradictorio de existir en el espacio de esos limites, en lucha siempre con las palabras: "incertidumbre, irradiacion, injuria, / altar, adipsia, aturdimiento, azar".
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