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Who discovered anti-diuretic hormone?

Who discovered anti-diuretic hormone?

Vincent du Vigneaud: Worked on elucidation & synthesis of vasopressin, ...Read more

Diuretic (Definition)

By strict definition, a diuretic is any medicine causing increased urination. More practically, a diuretic is a medicine causing the kidney to secrete excess fluid by blocking the re-absorption of either water itself or electrolytes like sodium (primarily), potassium, chloride and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). These medicines are effective treatments for many disorders including ...Read more


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What is anti-diuretic hormone? What does it do?

What is anti-diuretic hormone? What does it do?

ADH (vasopressin): Hi. Antidiuretic hormone (ADH (vasopressin)) is a peptide hormone made in the hypothalamus and released from the posterior pituitary. It's release is regulated by circulating blood volume status and by solute concentration. ADH (vasopressin) works to reabsorb water from urinary filtrate by the kidneys. Diabetes insipidus is a rare condition deficient in ADH (vasopressin) or where the kidneys can't respond to ADH (vasopressin). SIADH (vasopressin) is too much ADH (vasopressin). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: anti-diuretic hormone?

What is the definition or description of: anti-diuretic hormone?

Vasopressin: ADH (vasopressin) is a hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary which has various influences on the body, one of them being that it effects the collecting tubule of the filtration system in the kidney preserving free water for the body- so concentrates the urine (less free water out). ...Read more

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What is the function of anti-diuretic hormone (ADH)?

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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Can you tell me about anti diuretic hormone?

ADH (vasopressin): Antidiuretic hormone (ADH (vasopressin)) is a small (peptide) molecule that is released by the pituitary gland at the base of the brain after being made nearby (in the hypothalamus). ADH (vasopressin) has an antidiuretic action that prevents the production of dilute urine (and so is antidiuretic). People with the syndrome of inappropriate ADH (vasopressin) secretion are fluid overload and have a low serum sodium, which can be harmful. ...Read more

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Who discovered ADH (vasopressin) (anti-diuretic hormone)?

Who discovered ADH (vasopressin) (anti-diuretic hormone)?

ADH (vasopressin): 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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Does any body know of roles of the anti-diuretic hormone, ' vasopressin'?

Does any body know of roles of the anti-diuretic hormone, ' vasopressin'?

Anti-enuretic: Vasopressin is marketed as a medicine under the name ddavp (desmopressin). When used properly, it is a very effective treatment for bedwetting. ...Read more

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Does any body know of any uses of the anti-diuretic hormone, ' vasopressin'?

Does any body know of any uses of the anti-diuretic hormone, ' vasopressin'?

Replacement: Replacement hormone is the most common use; however, it is also used to treat bleeding disorders, patients in severe shock, patients who are bedwetters, and for patients with varices (dilations of vessels) in the esophagus. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between anti-diuretic hormone, urine volume?

Opposite direction: More anti-diuretic hormone (ADH (vasopressin)) = less urine; less ADH (vasopressin) = more urine. ...Read more

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Would a natural diuretic (e.g. dandelion root) be effective for SIADH (syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone)?

Would a natural diuretic (e.g. dandelion root) be effective for SIADH (syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone)?

Dandelion root: The simple answer is NO!

Please go online to "WebMD" and look for dandelion root.
You will learn a lot and make up your own mind to decide if it is a good idea or not.

Don't forget costs. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between anti-diuretic hormone, urine volume and drinking alcohol?

What is the relationship between anti-diuretic hormone, urine volume and drinking alcohol?

Direct relationship: Antidiuretic hormone is a hormone secreted by pitutary gland in the brain which increase water absorption from kidney tubules resulting in decrease urine volume. Alcohol inhibits ADH (vasopressin) resulting in increased urinary production. ...Read more

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Doc wants 2 do anti diuretic hormone (adh) test for diabetes insipidus. Thought u had 2 b deprived of fluid during ADH (vasopressin) test...Or is that necessary?

Yes: There is a test called water deprivation test which is the gold standard for testing but pt's have to be monitored closely. Therefore, sometimes we may give a trial of ADH (vasopressin) as a pill to see if the symptoms resolve after it has been verified pt's are making >3l of urine a day. ...Read more

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Would natural diuretics (e.g. dandelion root) treat syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone?

No: The syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone is associated with low sodium. Use of diuretics whether prescription drugs or natural plant-based diuretics have unpredictable effects on serum sodium and may potentially worsen sodium levels which is potentially dangerous. Proper treatment of SIADH is typically provided by an internist, nephrologist, or endocrinologist. And sodium monitoring ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I please have a list of diuretic fluids?

See below: Since you are asking about fluids which can cause more urine flow, they are caffeinated drinks eg tea and coffee and other cold drinks as well
drinking adequate water is good enough ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could please have a list of diuretic fluids?

Diuretic fluids list: All fluids are diuretic if you have normal kidney function and you drink enough of them. The fluid could be water, juice, soda or milk, among others. With normal kidney function, your kidneys will excrete the excess fluid you do not need as urine and your urine output will increase. This will prevent you from getting fluid overloaded. ...Read more

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If patient was under diuresis with heavy diuretics in medical sedation wouldn't it be hard to find drugs taken 48hrs prior?

No: The metabolites will be available in the urine in trace but measurable quantities. The exact duration of detectability depends on the exact drug being measured. ...Read more

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When treating someone who has CHF with the drug orencia (abatacept) are any diuretics be given?

When treating someone who has CHF with the drug orencia (abatacept) are any diuretics be given?

Depends: Each patient is an individual...Care has to matched to each case. No generalizations are appropriate without knowing the case. ...Read more

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How do diuretic drugs affect the urinary excretion of chlorine and potassium?

How do diuretic drugs affect the urinary excretion of chlorine and potassium?

Promote: Virtually all diuretics promote excretion of potassium. Chlorine follows passively to maintain electrical neutrality. ...Read more

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Have stage 4 breast cancer, retaining lot of water from chemo drugs, along with water pill, what's the quickest way to get rid of all the extra water?

Have stage 4 breast cancer, retaining lot of water from chemo drugs, along with water pill, what's the quickest way to get rid of all the extra water?

Ask your oncologist: Fluid retention is typically not caused by chemotherapy (with rare exceptions). Are you taking a steroid pre-medication? This is often the case when taking Taxanes like Docetaxel or Paclitaxel. In that case fluid retention should go away as soon as you stop steroid use. If chemo like Docetaxel is causing you increasing amount of swelling, ask you oncologist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Do diuretics decrease the effectiveness of pain medications?

No: Diuretics do not reduce the effectiveness of pain medications. However, prolonged use of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds such as ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve, (naproxen) etc) and diuretics need careful monitoring of kidney function as they can cause acute kidney injury. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's better to take diuretics at day or night?

Diuretics: There isn't a one answer fits everybody. If you don't like getting up at night to urinate, taking diuretics in daytime is usually a good idea. For some individuals, taking the medication at night may be a better idea however. ...Read more

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When I start takeinga diuretic will I getfat?

You won't: Diuretics make you lose more water and electrolyte through the kidney, which make you to loose weight not gain weight. But it's not a fat loss it's just water. ...Read more

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What side effects are commonly associated with diuretics?

What side effects are commonly associated with diuretics?

More fluid out: Diuretics cause fluid to be excreted through the kidneys. This can contribute to lower blood pressure, electrolyte problems, dehydration and extra stress on your kidneys over time. ...Read more

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Why diuretics hazardous in treat venous&lymph obstruction?

Edema: I assume you are talking about "edema" or fluid build up in your legs? Diuretics work by making you urinate excess water, which may treat venous insufficiency transiently but is not the best long term treatment.

Generally, elevating your legs while at rest and using compression wraps on your lower extremities helps more so than diuretics. ...Read more

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What are some non-diuretics that will keep you awake/alert?

What are some non-diuretics that will keep you awake/alert?

Pharmacy: Ask which over the counter medication s/he recommends for this. If this does not work, your doctor has some medications s/he can prescribe. ...Read more

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Water Pill (Definition)

Water pill or diuretics are a kind of heart ...Read more