A 33-year-old member asked:
What do antidiuretic hormones do?
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2 things: Hi. ADH (vasopressin) prevents free water loss in the urine (i.e., concentrates the urine) and increases vasoconstriction and availability of Von Willebrand Factor, which augments blood clotting. In my experience (and I'm not a hematologist), the big therapeutic use of the ADH (vasopressin) analog, DDAVP, is in diabetes insipidus. It makes their lives comfortable and livable.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
What's antidiuretic hormone function?
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Child Psychiatry 44 years experience
Anti-enuretic: Anti-diuretic hormone, or vasopressin, is produced in much greater levels at night and when we are lying down flat, thus making the urine produced at night more concentrated & allowing most of us to sleep uninterrupted during the night. It is marketed as a medicine under the name ddavp (desmopressin). When used properly, it is a very effective treatment for bedwetting.
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Last updated Nov 30, 2014
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