Definitions for polyuriaˌpɒl iˈyʊər i ə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pol•y•u•ri•aˌpɒl iˈyʊər i ə(n.)
the passing of an excessive quantity of urine.
Origin of polyuria:
renal disorder characterized by the production of large volumes of pale dilute urine; often associated with diabetes
The production of an abnormally large amount of urine; one symptom of diabetes
Polyuria is a condition usually defined as excessive or abnormally large production or passage of urine. Frequent urination is sometimes included by definition, but is nonetheless usually an accompanying symptom. Increased production and passage of urine may also be termed diuresis. Polyuria often appears in conjunction with polydipsia, though it is possible to have one without the other, and the latter may be a cause or an effect. Psychogenic polydipsia may lead to polyuria. Polyuria is physiologically normal in some circumstances, such as cold diuresis, altitude diuresis, and after drinking large amounts of fluids.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Urination of a large volume of urine with an increase in urinary frequency, commonly seen in diabetes (DIABETES MELLITUS; DIABETES INSIPIDUS).
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