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Descriptor English: Polydipsia
Descriptor Spanish: Polidipsia
Descriptor Portuguese: Polidipsia
Descriptor French: Polydipsie
Entry term(s): Polydipsias
Tree number(s): C23.550.759
C23.888.663
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D059606
Scope note: Excessive thirst manifested by excessive fluid intake. It is characteristic of many diseases such as DIABETES MELLITUS; DIABETES INSIPIDUS; and NEPHROGENIC DIABETES INSIPIDUS. The condition may be psychogenic in origin.
Annotation: Do not confuse with POLYDIPSIA, PSYCHOGENIC
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Thirst (1963-2011)
Public MeSH Note: 2012
History Note: 2012
Related: Thirst MeSH
DeCS ID: 54543
Unique ID: D059606
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2012/01/01
Date of Entry: 2011/06/24
Polydipsia - Preferred
Concept UI M0550788
Scope note Excessive thirst manifested by excessive fluid intake. It is characteristic of many diseases such as DIABETES MELLITUS; DIABETES INSIPIDUS; and NEPHROGENIC DIABETES INSIPIDUS. The condition may be psychogenic in origin.
Preferred term Polydipsia
Entry term(s) Polydipsias



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