Neurogenic diabetes insipidus
Other Names for this Disease
- Central diabetes insipidus
- Diabetes insipidus cranial type
- Diabetes insipidus neurogenic
- Diabetes insipidus neurohypophyseal
- Neurohypophyseal diabetes insipidus
pituitary gland, which disrupts the normal storage and release of antidiuretic hormone (ADH). When this hormone reaches the kidneys, it directs them to make less urine. Damage to the pituitary gland can be caused by different diseases as well as by head injuries, neurosurgery, or genetic disorders. To treat the ADH deficiency that results from any kind of damage to the pituitary, a synthetic hormone called desmopressin can be taken by an injection, a nasal spray, or a pill.Neurogenic diabetes insipidus is a disease that causes frequent urination. This type of diabetes insipidus results from damage to the
Last updated: 5/18/2011
- Diabetes Insipidus. National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse. September 2008; http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/insipidus/. Accessed 5/18/2011.
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