Definitions for diabetes mellitusˈmɛl ɪ təs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
diabe′tes mel′li•tusˈmɛl ɪ təs(n.)
either of two chronic forms of diabetes in which insulin does not effectively transport glucose from the bloodstream: a rapidly developing form, affecting children and young adults, in which the body does not produce enough insulin and insulin must therefore be injected
Ref: ( juvenile-onset diabetes ); ( adult-onset diabetes ).
Origin of diabetes mellitus:
< NL: lit., sweet diabetes
diabetes mellitus, DM(noun)
diabetes caused by a relative or absolute deficiency of insulin and characterized by polyuria
"when doctors say `diabetes' they usually mean `diabetes mellitus'"
A medical disorder characterized by varying or persistent hyperglycemia, especially after eating.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by HYPERGLYCEMIA and GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE.
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