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5 Facts you should know about

Central diabetes insipidus

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1

A type of diabetes insipidus

due to a lack of vasopressin (ADH) production in the brain.

2

Vasopressin acts to increase the volume of blood (intravascularly),

and decrease the volume of urine produced.

3

The major symptoms of include urinating

(polyuria, nocturia), and polydipsia.

4

The only symptom that CDI has in common with diabetes mellitus is polyuria.

5

Diagnosis is by water deprivation test

showing failure to maximally concentrate urine.

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