Trisomy 18 Diabetes Insipidus

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Diabetes insipidus is a condition in which the kidneys are unable to conserve water.

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Diabetes insipidus (DI) is an uncommon condition that occurs when the kidneys are unable to conserve water as they perform their function of filtering blood. The amount of water conserved is controlled by antidiuretic hormone (ADH), also called vasopressin.

ADH is a hormone produced in a region of the brain called the hypothalamus. It is then stored and...

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