Diabetes insipidus

Dr Bahman Rasuli and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Diabetes insipidus (DI) is the deficiency or resistance to the hormone vasopressin (antidiuretic hormone), which results in polyuria and polydipsia. 

DI occurs in 3 per 100,000 people 2

DI may be described as 1-3:

  • central/neurogenic/hypothalamic: vasopressin deficient (more common)
  • peripheral/nephrogenic: vasopressin resistant

Desmopressin can be used to treat central DI 4

Article information

rID: 42150
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Diabetes insipidus (DI)

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