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Reduced Urine Specific Gravity

 
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Overview

  • If the urine specific gravity is reduced, this reflects an inability to concentrate urine. As a result, the urine is excessively diluted.
    • Causes of Reduced Urine Specific Gravity

    • Polydipsia (excessive fluid consumption)
    • Diabetes insipidus
    • Pyelonephritis
    • Acute tubular necrosis (polyuric phase)
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