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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.
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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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Profile of Symptoms of Patients with Diabetes Mellitus Percentage of Cases polyuria 82.35% polydipsia 80% Tiredness 50.59% polyphagia 24.70% Fever 24.71% Nocturia 24.70% pain abdomen 22.35% weight loss 20% vomiting 20% fast breathing 12.94% headache 2.35% seizure 2.35% Note: Table made from bar graph.
We report here a male child with repeated episodes of dehydration, polyuria and polydipsia in early infancy.
Polyphagia, emaciation, polyuria, and polydipsia are commonly reported clinical signs of diabetic birds while signs of central neuropathy have not been reported or observed.
Schedule-induced polydipsia in the spontaneously hypertensive rat and its relation to impulsive behaviour.
The dose of DDAVP was titrated up to 0.2 mg twice daily for effect, his polyuria and polydipsia resolved, his appetite improved, and he began to gain weight.
Fluid restriction is useful in SIADH, heart failure, chronic kidney disease, liver disease, and primary polydipsia as the aim of treatment is to remove excess free water from the body.
Patients with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus who present with signs and symptoms of the condition (polyuria, polydipsia, polyphagia, and weight loss) should be referred for medical consultation.
Psychogenic polydipsia is an important differential diagnosis, as it is characterized by similar symptoms of polydipsia and polyuria.
Typical or classical antipsychotics can lead to many more diverse maladies [17] - for example, lithium is known to cause nephrogenic diabetes mellitus [17] while anticholinergic side effects of many antipsychotics induce dry mouth which may be another reason of polydipsia. [21]
"Any disease that causes polydipsia (excessive thirst) and/or polyuria (a large volume of urine) can contribute to an increase in marking behavior."
g., polyuria, polydipsia, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, constipation, muscle weakness, bone pain, decreased concentration, confusion, fatigue and coma was reported in only 2.
(2) Similarly, glucosuria and its attendant classical symptoms of polyuria and polydipsia that characterize uncontrolled hyperglycemia historically have been considered markers of disease.