What is Central Diabetes Insipidus? (Definition)
(Symptoms, Causes & Treatment)
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Diabetes insipidus (DI) is a rare condition where the kidneys are not able to prevent the excretion of water. Diabetes insipidus is a different disease than diabetes, though both share common symptoms excessive urination and thirst.
Central diabetes insipidus is a form of DI that occurs when the body does not have the normal amount of antidiuretic hormone (ADH). ADH is also called vasopressin. ADH is produced in a part of the brain called the hypothalamus. It is then stored and released from the pituitary gland. This is a small gland at the base of the brain.
ADH controls the amount of water excreted in urine. Without ADH, the kidneys do not function properly to keep enough water in the body. The result is a rapid loss of water from the body in the form of dilute urine. This results in the need to drink large amounts of water due to extreme thirst and to make up for excessive water loss in the urine.
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