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Dr. Lester Thompson
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A deficiency in the release of vasopressin (antidiuretic hormone) by the posterior pituitary gland. Why?

A deficiency in the release of vasopressin (antidiuretic hormone) by the posterior pituitary gland. Why?

Possibly infarction: Possibly a tumor or something else. Lack of blood supply to the pituitary gland or a pituitary tumor may change the secretions of adh. However, there are other causes also, such as pregnancy that can cause this area to be infarcted (loss of blood supply). ...Read more

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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


Dr. Philip Kern
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What hormone inhibits the secretion of adh? And what situations override the release of this inhibiting hormone?

What hormone inhibits the secretion of adh? And what situations override the release of this inhibiting hormone?

ADH secretion: ADH is mostly controlled by plasma osmolality and plasma volume. Diabetes insipidus occurs when ADH is not secreted (head trauma, pituitary tumor) or when the kidney does not respond to it (nephrogenic di). Ethanol inhibits adh, as does atrial naturetic protein, but these are lesser influences than osmolality and volume. ...Read more

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Dr. Reginald Gohh
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When your body is dehydrated is it your ADH hormone that saves you?

When your body is dehydrated is it your ADH hormone that saves you?

Yes and now : When you body is dehydrated, your body holds on to both sodium (salt) and water. The antiduiuretic hormone helps you hold on to water by decreasing the amount of urine that you produce. However, another hormone (aldosterone) is responsible for the preservation of sodium by limiting losses through your kidney. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Secretion of adh(antidiuretic hormone) is inhibited by?

Secretion of adh(antidiuretic hormone) is inhibited by?

Adh: Lesion in pituitary gland or kidney, such as tumor affecting aldosterone or causing dehydration or loss of fluids. ...Read more

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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. W. James Chon
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What is the function of anti-diuretic hormone (ADH)?

ADH (=vasopressin): It is a peptide hormone synthesized in the hypopituitary glands whose function is 1) to retain water in the body by increasing the H2O permeability of the kidneys tubules and 2) to cause blood vessels to constrict. ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Growth hormone is 0.1ng/ml, acth is 6pg/ml, adh is <0.5. Something wrong with the pitatury gland?

Growth hormone is 0.1ng/ml, acth is 6pg/ml, adh is <0.5. Something wrong with the pitatury gland?

Treat the numbers?: Advice: doctors treat patients and not numbers. The ACTH and ADH numbers can't be interpreted without the clinical context- it is like a fish out of water. After all, the values may be due to a lab error. It's best to ask this question with the doctor who you visited and ordered the tests. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Who discovered ADH (anti-diuretic hormone)?

Who discovered ADH (anti-diuretic hormone)?

ADH: My apologies but I have spent some time on line and could not find the answer to your interesting question. You might go the Medical University's library and see what you can find. The librarian will help you. If you do find out please try and let me know. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Growth hormone 0.1ng/ml, acth 6pg/ml, adh <0.5. Something wrong with my pitaury gland? Trying to find a reason for recently weird periods

Growth hormone 0.1ng/ml, acth 6pg/ml, adh <0.5. Something wrong with my pitaury gland? Trying to find a reason for recently weird periods

Endocrinologist: These are not the typical hormones a doctor would test for irregular menstrual cycles. TSH, Proactin, LH and FSH are more typical. It sounds like you are seeing an endocrinologist already based on these tests. I would schedule follow up to over the results. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Acth 6pg/ml, adh <0.5, growth hormone 0.1ng/ml. Daily headaches. Constant bathroom breaks.Random spotting for a day or two.Is it my pitatury gland?

ACTH etc.: It sure sounds like it but it is extremely unlikely that the doctor who ordered these tests did not only tell you the results but also has not referred you to an Endocrinologist! Bypass that doctor and see an Endocrinologist! ...Read more

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