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

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

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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Can you tell me about anti diuretic hormone?

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 anti-diuretic hormone?

Vincent du Vigneaud: worked on elucidation & synthesis of vasopressin, ...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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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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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 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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