central diabetes insipidus

central diabetes insipidus n diabetes insipidus caused by insufficient production of vasopressin and resulting from damage (as from injury, infection or disease) to the pituitary gland or hypothalamus

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diabetes insipidus due to injury of the neurohypophysial system, with a deficient quantity of vasopressin being released or produced, causing failure of renal tubular reabsorption of water. It may be inherited, acquired, or idiopathic. Called also pituitary d. insipidus.

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