Quiz: Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus
Question 1 of 2  

In nephrogenic diabetes insipidus, the kidneys produce a large volume of dilute urine because the kidney tubules (tiny tubes that drain fluid) fail to respond to vasopressin (antidiuretic hormone) and cannot reabsorb filtered water back into the body. In which of the following ways are nephrogenic diabetes insipidus and the more-familiar diabetes mellitus alike? 

  • A.

    Large volumes of urine are excreted 

  • B.

    The kidneys do not respond to vasopressin

  • C.

    The pituitary gland fails to secrete vasopressin 

  • D.

    They may be caused by certain drugs that block the action of vasopressin

Am I correct?