from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Excessive passage of urine, as in diabetes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The production of an abnormally large amount of urine; one symptom of diabetes

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A persistently excessive flow of watery urine, with low specific gravity and without the presence of either protein or sugar. It is generally accompanied with more or less thirst.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The passing of an excessive quantity of urine, especially of normal urine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. renal disorder characterized by the production of large volumes of pale dilute urine; often associated with diabetes


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  • “This is a thirty-seven-year-old Hispanic female, G8P6AB2 with a history of gestational diabetes presenting with polyuria and a positive pregnancy test, LMP approximately four months ago.”


  • * Polyuria :- The powder of the seeds is valuable in polyuria or production of excess urine.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Abnormalities may include: decrease in number or volume, coloring of urate portion changing to yellow or green, increase in water content of fecal portion (diarrhea), increase in urine portion (polyuria), decrease in the feces volume with increased urates (polyurates), and the presence of blood.

    The Last Chance Dog

  • In Type 1 diabetes, the classic symptoms are excessive secretion of urine (polyuria), thirst (polydipsia), weight loss and a feeling of lassitude.

    Chapter 2

  • During the initial week or so of treatment, patients may experience a fine tremor, mild fatigue or drowsiness, nausea, abdominal fullness, and increased thirst and polyuria 60% of patients.

    The Neuropsychiatric Guide to Modern Everyday Psychiatry

  • During the first week or so of lithium treatment, there is a sodium diuresis, with polyuria, as lithium replaces a portion of intracellular sodium.

    The Neuropsychiatric Guide to Modern Everyday Psychiatry

  • The lowered fluid intake diminishes the polyuria and from a twenty-four hour excretion of three to five litres the output falls to normal.

    Frederick G. Banting - Nobel Lecture

  • About the middle of March, 1917, he suddenly developed polyuria, polyphagia, and polydipsia, and lost fourteen pounds in weight in a fortnight.

    Frederick G. Banting - Nobel Lecture

  • In the autumn of 1918, the patient had polydipsia and polyuria, and complained of weakness.

    Frederick G. Banting - Nobel Lecture

  • In the dog the blood sugar rises from normal to 150 to 300 mg per cent; there is glycosuria; ketonemia and ketonuria increase; and there is polyuria and polydipsia.

    Bernardo Houssay - Nobel Lecture


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