polydipsia


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polydipsia

[‚päl·i′dip·sē·ə]
(medicine)
Excessive thirst.
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Because of these, DKA can be misdiagnosed as acute abdomen, possible severe gastroenteritis, acute asthma, or pneumonia if the parents are not asked about a history of polyuria and polydipsia.
3-] < 15 mmol/L Glucose > 250 mg/dl Ketones Urine: 3+ Serum: 1 + Mental status Mental obtundation less common Body water deficit 5-7 L Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Syndrome (HHS) Diabetic association Type 2 Onset Insidious onset of days to weeks Precipitating factors Possible drug contribution (phenytoin, diuretics, corticosteroids) Signs/symptoms Dehydration, volume depletion, polyuria, polydipsia Blood urea nitrogen >30 mg/dl Osmolality >320 mOsmol/kg pH >7.
Excessive drinking, or Polydipsia, is a condition commonly seen in cats with kidney disease.
presence of ketonuria or symptomatic diabetes with polyuria, polydipsia and weight loss.
It isn't immediately obvious why nostalgia would have been catalogued in the early nineteenth century as a "false appetite"; the other pathologies grouped under the same rubric in Cullen's Nosology include bulimia (defined as "appetite for a larger quantity of food than can be digested"), polydipsia (the same notion, applied to drink), pica, and--rather strikingly--nymphomania (164).
Diabetes mellitus (DM) are a group of metabolic disorders that share the common phenotype of hyperglycemia, polydipsia, polyuria and polyphagia.
Key words: dog, cat, polyuria, polydipsia, diagnosis.
Polyuria, polydipsia and weight loss in spite of adequate caloric intake are the major symptoms of insulin deficiency.
Rates of circulatory disease, metabolic conditions including diabetes, obesity, hyperlipidemia (elevation of lipids in the bloodstream), osteoporosis, chronic pulmonary disease, HIV-related illnesses, polydipsia (excessive thirst and water drinking), and epilepsy are found to be consistently elevated in individuals with psychiatric illness (Green, Canuso, Brenner, & Wojcik, 2003; Jeste, Gladsjo, Linamer, & Lacro, 1996; Lambert, Velakoulis, & Panelis, 2003).
We report a case of Mycobacterium infection in a female blue-fronted Amazon parrot (Amazona aestiva; pet bird) [approximately equal to]6 months of age that was brought to a clinic because of inappetence over a 3-day period and polydipsia and yellow coloration of urine.
A reliable symptom of EFA deficiency is polydipsia without polyuria.
A collateral history retrospectively obtained from family members revealed that over the previous year she had developed significant polydipsia, routinely drinking up to 10 litres of water a day with a continuous insistence for copious amounts of ice cold water throughout the night and having to wake from sleep up to six times a night to urinate.