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How does adh (vasopressin) cause hyponatremia?

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Dr. Vikas Duvvuri answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

See below: Too much ADH (vasopressin) (antidiuretic hormone) prevents the release of water from the body. This retained water dilutes the salts in the body. As sodium is the most abundant, hyponatremia results.

Answered 5/5/2016

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Dr. Alan Ali answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

ADH (vasopressin): Antidiuretic hormone prevents diuresis which causes fluid retention which causes dilution of electrolytes, including sodium, hence low level.

Answered 9/28/2016

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