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Glossary for Vasopressin-resistant diabetes insipidus

  • Amiloride -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that exposure to Amiloride during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Dehydration: Loss of fluids in the body
  • Diabetes-like conditions: Medical conditions that appear to be similar to diabetes.
  • Endocrine system conditions: Medical conditions affecting the endocrine systems, such as the related hormones or glands.
  • Failure to thrive: Slow growth or inadequate weight gain of an infant or child.
  • Hydronephrosis: Swollen kidneys from retained urine
  • Kidney conditions: Any condition affecting the kidney organs.
  • Nocturia: Urination during the night
  • Polydipsia: This is where there is a chronic excessive thirst that is also accompanied by excessive fluid intake
  • Polyuria: Excessive urination during pregnancy.
  • Urinary system conditions: Medical conditions affecting urination, urinary organs or the urinary system.
  • Weight loss: Loss of body weight.

 

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