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diabetes insipidus

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This is the inability to produce a concentrated urine due to:

  • a deficiency of antidiuretic hormone (ADH) (cranial diabetes insipidus), or,
  • renal resistance to ADH (renal diabetes insipidus)

Patients present with polydipsia and polyuria.