Diabetes insipidus - central

Central diabetes insipidus; Neurogenic diabetes insipidus

Central diabetes insipidus is a rare condition that involves extreme thirst and excessive urination.

Endocrine glands

Endocrine glands release hormones (chemical messengers) into the bloodstream to be transported to various organs and tissues throughout the body. For instance, the pancreas secretes insulin, which allows the body to regulate levels of sugar in the blood. The thyroid gets instructions from the pituitary to secrete hormones which determine the rate of metabolism in the body (the more hormone in the bloodstream, the faster the chemical activity; the less hormone, the slower the activity).

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When to Contact a Medical Professional

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