Vasopressin and diabetes mellitus.

  title={Vasopressin and diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Lise Bankir and Pascale Bardoux and Mina Ahloulay},
  volume={87 1},
In diabetes mellitus (DM), the urine flow rate is increased, and the fluid turnover in the body is accelerated because of the glucose-induced osmotic diuresis. On the other hand, plasma vasopressin (VP) is elevated in both type 1 and type 2 DM. This elevation seems to be due to a resetting of the osmostat. A high VP level is beneficial in the short term because it limits to some extent the amount of water required for the excretion of a markedly enhanced load of osmoles (mainly glucose… CONTINUE READING
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