Definition of Antidiuretic hormone

1. Noun. 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.




Definition of Antidiuretic hormone

1. Noun. a hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Antidiuretic hormone

1. A peptide hormone released from the posterior pituitary lobe but synthesised in the hypothalamus. There are 2 forms, differing only in the amino acid at position 8: arginine vasopressin is widespread, while lysine vasopressin is found in pigs. Has antidiuretic and vasopressor actions. Used in the treatment of diabetes insipidus. Acronym: ADH (13 Nov 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Antidiuretic Hormone

antidiquark
antidiquarks
antidisco
antidiscrimination
antidiscriminatory
antidisestablishment
antidisestablishmentarian
antidisestablishmentarianism
antidisestablishmentarians
antidissolution
antidistribution
antidisturbance
antidiuresis
antidiuretic
antidiuretic drug
antidiuretic hormone (current term)
antidiuretics
antidiuretin
antidivision
antidoctor
antidocumentaries
antidocumentary
antidog
antidogmatic
antidopaminergic
antidoping
antidora
antidoron
antidot
antidotal

Literary usage of Antidiuretic hormone

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Glossary of HIV/Aids-related Terms edited by Barry Leonard (1999)
"The posterior lobe secretes antidiuretic hormone, which causes water retention by the kidneys, and oxytocin, which stimulates the mammary glands to release ..."

2. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"... receptors in the afferent arteriole and macula densa, adrenergic receptors, and a few humoral agents, such as an- giotensin II and antidiuretic hormone. ..."

3. Blood Supply: Transfusion-Associated Risks by Marcia G. Crosse (1999)
"US patients with anemia now use 200000 to 400000 units of red blood cells a year (Menitove, 1991). Similarly, the antidiuretic hormone, ..."

4. Physical Activity and Health: A Report of the Surgeon General by Audrey F. Manley (1998)
"... aldosterone antidiuretic hormone (ADH) Parathormone (PTH)-calcitonin Erythropoietin Prostaglandins Increases Greater increase with intense exercise; ..."

5. Management & Therapy of Sickle Cell Disease edited by Clarice D. Reid, Samuel Charace, Bertram Lubin (1997)
"... nausea, vomiting, pruritus, hypotension, constipation, increased secretion of antidiuretic hormone, and changes in the seizure threshold. ..."

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