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Neurogenic diabetes insipidus


Other Names for this Disease
  • Diabetes insipidus neurogenic
  • Central diabetes insipidus
  • Neurohypophyseal diabetes insipidus
  • Pituitary diabetes insipidus
  • Diabetes insipidus neurohypophyseal
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Overview

Neurogenic diabetes insipidus is a disease that causes frequent urination. This type of diabetes insipidus results from damage to the 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.[1]
Last updated: 5/18/2011

References

  1. 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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Basic Information

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  • The Merck Manuals Online Medical Library provides information on this condition for patients and caregivers. 
  • The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC), part of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), offers information on this condition. Click on the link to view information on this topic.
  • The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has a report for patients and families about this condition. NORD is a patient advocacy organization for individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them.

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  • Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 
  • Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
  • PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Neurogenic diabetes insipidus. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Diabetes insipidus neurogenic
  • Central diabetes insipidus
  • Neurohypophyseal diabetes insipidus
  • Pituitary diabetes insipidus
  • Diabetes insipidus neurohypophyseal
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