Laboratory for Molecular Diagnostics
Center for Nephrology and Metabolic Disorders

Polydipsia

Polydipsia is excessive drinking of water-like beverages based on abnormal thirst.

Demarcation

Polydipsia is not excessive drinking of alcohol, which is alcoholism.

Diseases

Apparent mineralocorticoid excess
Polydipsia is the result of excessive renal water loss, polyuria.