A 32-year-old male is admitted to the hospital with diabetes insipidus. The nurse would anticipate the physician ordering the administration of



• Diabetes insipidus is characterized by a deficiency of antidiuretic hormone (ADH). Treatment includes the administration of vasopressin (another name for ADH) to decrease urine output.

• Furosemide and bumetanide are loop diuretics, which are contraindicated in diabetes insipidus.

• Insulin is not given because diabetes insipidus is not associated with hyperglycemia.

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