dipso-, -dipsia, -dipsy, -dipsias +

(Greek: thirst, thirsty [toward "drink"])

dipsorexia
A pathological or uncontrollable consumption of alcohol.
dipsosis
An abnormally intense thirst.
dipsotherapy
1. Treatment by a strict limitation of the amount of water to be ingested.
2. Treatment of certain diseases by abstention, as far as possible, from liquids.
dysdipsia
1. Difficulty in swallowing liquids; dysphagia for liquids.
2. Difficulty in drinking.
eudipsia
1. A normal thirst.
2. Ordinary or mild thirst.
hydroadipsia
The absence of thirst for water.
hydrodipsia
A craving for water.
hydrodipsomania
An epileptic condition characterized by attacks of uncontrollable or insatiable thirst.
hyperdipsia
1. An intense thirst for a relatively brief period.
2. Intense thirst that is relatively temporary.
hyperdipsic
A description of someone who has an intense thirst and consequently an increased consumption of liquids.
hypodipsia
A diminished thirst with a consequential reduction of fluid intake.
oligodipsia
A lack of thirst and a reduction of fluid consumption.
paradipsia
1. A perverted appetite for fluids, ingested without relation to bodily needs.
2. An abnormally increased appetite for fluids, which are ingested without a bodily need.
phobodipsia
An excessive fear of drinking or of excessive drinking (alcohol, for example).
pollakidipsia, pollacidipsia
1. An abnormal condition in which thirst occurs with excessive frequency.
2. A condition characterized by an abnormally frequent occurrence of the sensation of thirst.

Related "drink" units: bib-; haust-; nectar-; poto-.