Definitions for "Polydipsia"
Drinking excessively. There are many causes but this is generally a serious sign.
Drinking excessively. There are many causes, but this may be a serious sign.
increased oral intake of water due to enhanced thirst.
Polydipsia is a medical condition in which the patient ingests abnormally large amounts of fluids by mouth. The word is made from the words poly meaning many or large and dipsia which means drinking. The fluid is usually water, though some people may think of alcohol because of the etymologically related term dipsomaniac, meaning an alcoholic.