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(Medicine) (of a hormone, treatment, etc) acting on the kidneys to control water excretion


(ˌæn tiˌdaɪ əˈrɛt ɪk)

1. of or pertaining to a substance that suppresses the formation of urine.
2. an antidiuretic substance.
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Noun1.antidiuretic - a drug that limits the formation of urineantidiuretic - a drug that limits the formation of urine
lypressin - an antidiuretic and vasoconstrictor used to treat diabetes insipidus
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease


n. antidiurético, sustancia que evita la emisión excesiva de orina;
___ hormone.
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Vasopressin, also known as antidiuretic hormone, is produced in the supraoptic nucleus (SON) and paraventricular nucleus (PVN) of the hypothalamus and stored in the posterior pituitary, ha the rat, vasopressinergic cells also have been identified in the lateral ventricle, stria terminalis, stria medullaris, septum, hippocampus, amygdala, medulla oblongata, and spinal cord (Buijs, 1978; Buijs, Swaab, Dogterom, & Van Leeuwen, 1978).
Antidiuretic effect of hydrochlorothiazide in lithium-induced nephrogenic diabetes insipidus is associated with upregulation of aquaporin-2, Na-Cl co-transporter, and epithelial sodium channel.
5) Serum hypotonicity normally suppresses antidiuretic hormone (ADH) levels and allows the kidneys to produce maximally dilute urine.
Misentry of iron studies results Suggest unsaturated iron binding capacity Unacceptable Case 1 Suggest serum lithium Suggest blood gases, calcium, phosphate Suggest antidiuretic hormone, creatinine, chloride ?
1] Moderate fluid restriction and maintaining the serum sodium levels above 135 mEq/dl will prevent worsening of edema due to the normal antidiuretic response accompanying surgery.
Hyponatremia is common in patients with congestive heart failure and in patients with the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH), which is seen in various pulmonary disorders and postsurgical settings," said Joseph G.
High levels of serum antidiuretic hormone (ADH) have been reported in children with gastroenteritis and hyponatraemia, and this may have contributed in cases 1 and 2 (6).
1]-blockers for 2-3 months and with anticholinergic drugs, hypnotics, tricyclic antidepressants, and/or antidiuretic hormones for at least 1 month.
The nephrology department was consulted, and fluid restriction and salt tablet supplementation were started for euvolemic isotonic hyponatremia, deemed to be secondary to elevated antidiuretic hormone from the pancreatitis.
Familial neurohypophyseal diabetes insipidus (FNDI) is a rare autosomal dominant inherited disease, characterized by serious polyuria and polydipsia, caused by deficient neurosecretion of the antidiuretic hormone, arginine vasopressin (AVP).
The hypothalamus produces antidiuretic hormone (ADH) that also plays a primary role in water regulation.
Vasopressin (AVP) is an antidiuretic and vasopressor hormone, which, at high doses, induces marked mesenteric vasoconstriction (1-3).

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