DIABETIC GASTROPATHY

Stomach disorder due to the effects of diabetes on the autonomic nervous system. See gastric neuropathy.

DIABETIC RETINOPATHY

A deterioration of the retina seen in people with diabetes mellitus.

LIPODYSTROPHY

is an umbrella term used for any inability to regulate the process of lipid metabolism. Whilst lipodystrophy can occur in those considered mentally sane,...

NEPHROGENIC DIABETES INSIPIDUS

is the resulting condition when the kidneys are incapable of producing the concentration of urea in the nephrons due to an insensitivity to vasopressin...

OBESITY

noun. a state of having leftover body fat resulting in being overweight, widely defined with regard to absolute weight, weight-height ratio, dispersion of subcutaneous...

OCULOMOTOR PALSY

paralyzing of any of the extrinsic ocular muscles. This might be a consequence of injury to the muscle itself, the motor end plate, or...

PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY

a neuromuscular disorder of the limbs caused by injury to the PNS and generally marked by clumsiness, numbness, weakness, and sensory loss. There are...

BLOOD SUGAR

n. the concentration of glucose in the blood, expressed in milligrams per deciliter. Insulin and glucagon are two pancreatic horrmones which help regulate...

BRATTLEBORO RAT

a. lab rat whose particular strain first originated from Brattleboro, Vermont. Due to a mutation in its gene for vasopressin, the creature lacked this...

BRATTLEBORO RAT

Rat with a mutated gene that causes diabetes.

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