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Definitions and Synonyms of diabetes mellitus | Another word for diabetes mellitus | What is diabetes mellitus?

Definition 1: diabetes caused by a relative or absolute deficiency of insulin and characterized by polyuria - [noun denoting state]

Samples where diabetes mellitus or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • when doctors say `diabetes' they usually mean `diabetes mellitus'

Synonyms for diabetes mellitus in the sense of this definition

(diabetes mellitus is a kind of ...) a polygenic disease characterized by abnormally high glucose levels in the blood; any of several metabolic disorders marked by excessive urination and persistent thirst

(... is a kind of diabetes mellitus ) severe diabetes mellitus with an early onset; characterized by polyuria and excessive thirst and increased appetite and weight loss and episodic ketoacidosis; diet and insulin injections are required to control the disease

(... is a kind of diabetes mellitus ) mild form of diabetes mellitus that develops gradually in adults; can be precipitated by obesity or severe stress or menopause or other factors; can usually be controlled by diet and hypoglycemic agents without injections of insulin

(... is a kind of diabetes mellitus ) a mild form of diabetes mellitus in which there are no overt symptoms but there are abnormal responses to some diagnostic procedures

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