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diabetes

di`a`be´tes
n.1.(Med.) Any of several diseases which is attended with a persistent, excessive discharge of urine; when used without qualification, the term usually refers to diabetes mellitus. The most common form is diabetes mellitus, in which the urine is not only increased in quantity, but contains saccharine matter, and the condition if untreated is generally fatal.
2.
Diabetes mellitus
that form of diabetes in which the urine contains saccharine matter.
Diabetes insipidus
the form of diabetes in which the urine contains no abnormal constituent.
Noun1.diabetes - any of several metabolic disorders marked by excessive urination and persistent thirst

see diabetes mellitus.

diabetes insipidus, diabetes mellitus, DM, polydipsia, polygenic disease, polygenic disorder, polyuria
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