|Diabetes Mellitus (Code C2985)|
|Terms & Properties|
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 Metathesaurus Link: C0011849 (see NCI Metathesaurus info)
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