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Diabetes Mellitus (Code C2985)

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Preferred Name: Diabetes Mellitus

Definition: A metabolic disorder characterized by abnormally high blood sugar levels due to diminished production of insulin or insulin resistance/desensitization.

NCI-GLOSS Definition: A disease in which the body does not control the amount of glucose (a type of sugar) in the blood and the kidneys make a large amount of urine. This disease occurs when the body does not make enough insulin or does not use it the way it should.

NICHD Definition: A metabolic condition, characterized by hyperglycemia, caused by insufficient secretion of insulin by the pancreas and/or decreased insulin action in target tissues.

Display Name: Diabetes Mellitus

Label: Diabetes Mellitus

NCI Thesaurus Code: C2985 (Search for linked caDSR metadata)  (search value sets)

NCI Metathesaurus Link: C0011849  (see NCI Metathesaurus info)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Diabetes Mellitus
diabetes mellitus

External Source Codes: 
UMLS CUI C0011849

Other Properties:
     Name Value (qualifiers indented underneath)
code C2985
Contributing_Source CTRP
Contributing_Source NICHD
Legacy_Concept_Name Diabetes_Mellitus
NICHD_Hierarchy_Term Diabetes Mellitus
Semantic_Type Disease or Syndrome

Additional Concept Data: 
Defined Fully by Roles: No  


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