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5 Facts you should know about

Central diabetes insipidus

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This is a type of diabetes insipidus due to a lack of vasopressin (ADH) production in the brain

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Vasopressin acts to increase the volume of blood (intravascularly), and decrease the volume of urine produced

3

The major symptoms of include urinating (polyuria, nocturia), and polydipsia

4

The only symptom that central diabetes insipidus has in common with diabetes mellitus is polyuria

5

Diagnosis is by water deprivation test showing failure to maximally concentrate urine

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