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Central diabetes insipidus

Lack of ADH for vasopressin – give them a synthetic analog of ADH
Desmopressin is the drug of choice to treat central diabetes insipidus


Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus

There is ADH secreted but the receptors are resistant – thiazide diuretics are the drug of choice


Desmopressin-receptor and uses?

Acts on the V2 receptors used in the treatment of central diabetes insipidus


ADH (vasopressin)-receptor and uses?

Stimulates reabsorption of water in the distal tubule and collecting duct but short duration of action


Definition of Diabetes mellitus

Metabolic disease due to insufficiency of insulin or insulin receptor resistance - type one or type two