Thirst – excessive

Alternative Names

Increased thirst; Polydipsia; Excessive thirst

Definition of Thirst – excessive

Excessive thirst is an abnormal feeling of always needing to drink fluids.

Review

Linda Vorvick, MD, Family Physician, Seattle Site Coordinator, Lecturer, Pathophysiology, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 1/31/2011

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