polydipsia


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Related to polydipsia: Psychogenic polydipsia

polydipsia

[‚päl·i′dip·sē·ə]
(medicine)
Excessive thirst.
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Classic symptoms like polyuria, polydipsia, weight loss were the main presenting symptoms in our study population, similar observation was reported in other studies also.
Nevertheless, many patients still experience significant polyuria and polydipsia while receiving these therapeutic measures.
"This prospective evaluation of patients with hypotonic polyuria validated hypertonic saline-stimulated copeptin measurement as a diagnostic method that appeared to be superior to the indirect water-deprivation test in distinguishing central diabetes insipidus from primary polydipsia," the authors write.
An approximately 5-year-old sexually intact male Toulouse goose (Anser anser domesticus) was presented to the Zoological Medicine Service at the Louisiana State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital for ataxia, polyuria, polydipsia, weight loss, and difficulty lifting its head.
Effects of dopamine agents on a schedule-induced polydipsia procedure in the spontaneously hypertensive rat and in Wistar control rats.
Presenting symptoms often include nausea, vomiting, polyuria, and polydipsia. Abdominal pain may occur in 46 percent of patients with DKA [2].
A 27-month-old boy was referred for a second opinion regarding polyuria and polydipsia of sudden onset four months prior to presentation.
Tracing his previous blood test results, his sodium has always been within the range of 124 to 126 mmol/L, and the chronic hyponatremia was previously attributed to psychogenic polydipsia. The previous tests done to investigate hyponatremia were not available for review.
In medicine, polydipsia is a non-medical symptom in which a patient displays an excessive what?
Dehydration occurs and results in increased thirst, or polydipsia. In addition, cellular starvation leads to weight loss and increased hunger, or polyphagia.
To the Editor: A 56-year-old Chinese man was referred to Peking Union Medical College Hospital because of polydipsia (9000 ml/24 h) and polyuria (7000 ml/24 h) for over 20 days accompanied with intermittent moderate headache in frontal and temporal areas of both sides for about 2 weeks.
[10] Clozapine, because of its low affinity for D2 receptors, is less prone to causing hyponatremia and may improve associated polydipsia. However on the contrary, it has been demonstrated in rats that dopamine could have a stimulatory effect on ADH release.