Definition of polyuria in English:



  • [mass noun] Production of abnormally large volumes of dilute urine.

    Compare with diuresis
    • ‘He reported classic symptoms of diabetes, including polydipsia, polyuria, fatigue, hunger, nausea, and vomiting.’
    • ‘Although dogs and cats can be subject to urinary tract calculi, it is generally not in conjunction with chronic renal failure, since animals with CRF generally exhibit dilute urine coupled with polyuria.’
    • ‘The most important renal effects are polydipsia and polyuria resulting from nephrogenic diabetes insipidus, and nephrolithiasis resulting from hypercalciuria.’
    • ‘Although he did not understand the true nature of diabetes, Heberden felt that polyuria in diabetes was unrelated to the kidneys.’
    • ‘A history of diabetic symptoms such as polydipsia, polyuria and weight loss may sometimes, but not always, be present.’