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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: hi'pos-the-nyu're-a

Definition: Excretion of urine of low specific gravity, due to inability of the tubules of the kidneys to produce a concentrated urine; also occurs following excessive water ingestion in diabetes insipidus.

[hypo- + G. sthenos, strength, + ouron, urine]

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