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Meaning of DIABETES

Pronunciation:  `dIu'beetis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  any of several metabolic disorders marked by excessive urination and persistent thirst
 

DIABETES is a 8 letter word that starts with D.

 

 See Also: diabetes insipidus, diabetes mellitus, DM, polydipsia, polygenic disease, polygenic disorder, polyuria

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Di`a*be"tes\, n. [NL., from Gr. ?, fr. ? to pass or
cross over. See {Diabase}.] (Med.)
A disease which is attended with a persistent, excessive
discharge of urine. Most frequently the urine is not only
increased in quantity, but contains saccharine matter, in
which case the disease is generally fatal.

{Diabetes mellitus} [NL., sweet diabetes], that form of
   diabetes in which the urine contains saccharine matter.

{Diabetes insipidus} [NL., lit., diabetes], the form of
   diabetes in which the urine contains no abnormal
   constituent.

 
Glossary
 
 Definition: 
  1. A disease associated with the absence or reduced levels of insulin, a hormone essential for the transport of glucose to cells.
  2. failure of the body to produce insulin, which controls sugar metabolism; has a complex genetic basis influenced by environmental factors.
 

 

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