antidiuretic hormone

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an·ti·di·u·ret·ic hormone

 (ăn′tē-dī′ə-rĕt′ĭk, ăn′tī-)
n. Abbr. ADH

antidiuretic hormone

(Biochemistry) another name for vasopressinAbbreviation: ADH


(ˌvæs oʊˈprɛs ɪn)

a hormone released by the posterior pituitary gland that constricts small blood vessels and increases the absorption of water by the kidney. Also called antidiuretic hormone, ADH.
[1928; orig. trademark]

antidiuretic hormone

(ADH) A hormone made by the hypothalamus and released from the pituitary gland. By making the kidneys reabsorb water, it limits urine output and helps control the body’s water balance.
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Noun1.antidiuretic hormone - hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and also by nerve endings in the hypothalamusantidiuretic hormone - hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and also by nerve endings in the hypothalamus; affects blood pressure by stimulating capillary muscles and reduces urine flow by affecting reabsorption of water by kidney tubules
pressor, vasoconstrictive, vasoconstrictor - any agent that causes a narrowing of an opening of a blood vessel: cold or stress or nicotine or epinephrine or norepinephrine or angiotensin or vasopressin or certain drugs; maintains or increases blood pressure
endocrine, hormone, internal secretion - the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
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In the presence of antidiuretic hormone (ADH), the duct becomes permeable to water, which is reabsorbed, creating a more concentrated, reduced volume of urine.
The syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (ADH) secretion (SIADH) is a disorder of impaired water excretion caused by the inability to suppress secretion of ADH (1).
The most probable cause of hyponatremia is thought to be the non-osmotic release of antidiuretic hormone (ADH) as a result of various clinical conditions, such as fever, hypovolemia, and respiratory tract infections (16,17,5)
The syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) occurs when there is persistent ADH stimulation resulting in hyponatremia.
Actions of antidiuretic hormone analogues on intact and nystatin-permeabilized frog skins.
Antidiuretic hormone (ADH) and endolymphatic hydrops.
Syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone induced by tacrolimus in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus.
They did find that an increase of water, particularly when the participant's previous intake was low, did significantly suppress their antidiuretic hormone release.
Its adverse effects include drowsiness, depression, headache, vomiting, liver disorder, cytopenia, acute pancreatitis, toxic epidermal necrolysis, dementia-like symptoms, Parkinson's disease-like symptoms, and syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion.
In rare cases, ONB secretes antidiuretic hormone (ADH) and causes syndrome of inappropriate ADH secretion, or produces ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone and leads to Cushing's syndrome.
Singer et al., "Superiority of demeclocycline over lithium in the treatment of chronic syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone," New England Journal of Medicine, vol.