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(Gr. Diabetes a syphon, from dia through + bainein to go) a general term referring to disorders characterised by excessive urine excretion (polyuria), as in diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus. When used alone, the term refers to diabetes mellitus.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)

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