Definition of Polyuria

1. Noun. Renal disorder characterized by the production of large volumes of pale dilute urine; often associated with diabetes.

Generic synonyms: Kidney Disease, Nephropathy, Nephrosis, Renal Disorder
Group relationships: Diabetes



Definition of Polyuria

1. n. A persistently excessive flow of watery urine, with low specific gravity and without the presence of either albumin or sugar. It is generally accompanied with more or less thirst.

Definition of Polyuria

1. Noun. (medicine) The production of an abnormally large amount of urine; one symptom of diabetes ¹

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Definition of Polyuria

1. excessive urination [n -S] : POLYURIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Polyuria

1. The passage of a large volume of urine in a given period, a characteristic of diabetes. Origin: Gr. Ouron = urine This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Polyuria

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1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"polyuria Following Copious Water Drinking Ordinarily, an excessive water intake is compensated for, promptly, by an increased amount of urine (polyuria), ..."

2. The Medical Clinics of North America by Michael C. Fiore, Stephen S. Entman, Charles B. Rush (1921)
"THE DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF polyuria, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO DIABETES INSIPIDUS LEONARD G. ROWNTREE polyuria is one of the three cardinal symptoms of ..."

3. A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis by Means of Microscopic and Chemical Methods by Charles Edmund Simon (1900)
"polyuria.—polyuria has been observed in many different diseases, ... At the same time it should be borne in mind that the polyuria in diabetes is not ..."

4. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Lewellys Franklin Barker, Milton Howard Fussell, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"polyuria may likewise be very marked in diabetes mellitus where it is probably to ... In the various nephropathies, polyuria is most constant in the chronic ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1882)
"matic polyuria is more often met with. It is especially in children and ... In chronic polyuria, the quantity of urine may rise to 35 or 50 pints in a day. ..."

6. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians by Association of American Physicians (1904)
"THE moderate polyuria which often attends the period of defervescence and early ... But transient non-saccharine polyuria, at one time exceeding, ..."

7. The Clinical Diagnosis of Internal Diseases by Lewellys Franklin Barker (1916)
"polyuria may likewise be very marked in diabetes mellitus where it is probably to ... In the various nephropathies, polyuria is most constant in the chronic ..."

8. Diagnostic Methods, Chemical, Bacteriological and Microscopical: A Text-book by Ralph Waldo Webster (1912)
"As it is, perhaps, more frequently associated with cardiac insufficiency, it may have a diagnostic importance in these cases. polyuria. ..."

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