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 which is produced by the pituitary gland. Hence, patients typically drink large amounts of water just to remove the dilute urine.

NEPHROGENIC DIABETES INSIPIDUS: "Some individuals suffer from nephrogenic diabetes insipidus where their kidneys cannot function due to nephron insensitivity."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "NEPHROGENIC DIABETES INSIPIDUS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/nephrogenic-diabetes-insipidus/ (accessed June 16, 2019).
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