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I am a pot smoker. When I drink coffee/alcohol, I have to urinate more freq than the ave person. Since THC lowers vasopressin, could I be deficient?

I am a pot smoker. When I drink coffee/alcohol, I have to urinate more freq than the ave person. Since THC lowers vasopressin, could I be deficient?

Diuretics: Coffee and alcohol are both diuretics making one urinate more. It is said that thc lowers vasopressin release but this side effect is more about memory imprinting than urinating. ...Read more

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Tolerance (Definition)

When one takes a drug, such as heroin or alcohol, repeatedly, 'tolerance' develops because more of the drug is needed to give the same effect on the body/brain; e.g. Liver enzymes r stimulated to metabolize the drug faster and faster. There may be a strong genetic predisposition to addiction, some studies suggesting that 1 of 10 people will become dependent on alcohol or some ...Read more


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What does vasopressin do?

What does vasopressin do?

Holds onto water: The posterior (back) part of the pituitary gland in the brain contains the cells that produce oxytocin (that stimulates uterine contractions in labor) and ADH (anti-diuretic hormone), which regulates retention of water by the body. ADH is also called vasopressin because it makes some blood vessels constrict (tighten). ...Read more

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Why would I be prescribed ADH / vasopressin?

Why would I be prescribed ADH / vasopressin?

Bedwetting or : To increase platelet release or for a pituitary gland issue. ...Read more

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How is vasopressin transported in the blood?

How is vasopressin transported in the blood?

It is : A protein that travels easily through the bloodstream. It does not require any carrier protein or other mechanism. ...Read more

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What does an increased ADH (vasopressin) cause?

What does an increased ADH (vasopressin) cause?

Low sodium: ADH (vasopressin) is anti-diuretic hormone which causes your body to retain free water. When you have too much of it, your body retains too much free water and "dilutes" out the sodium content in your blood which will cause the level to drop. Low sodium in the blood can be very detrimental to your health. ...Read more

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How is ADH (vasopressin) transported in the blood?

It is a: Protein that is readily transported through bye blood stream like any other. There are no carrier proteins needed. ...Read more

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What adrenergic receptors does vasopressin bind to?

What adrenergic receptors does vasopressin bind to?

It doesn't: Hi. Vasopressin (aka antidiuretic hormone) does not bind to adrenergic receptors. Vasopression has its own family of receptors expressed in the vasculature and kidneys. ...Read more

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I need to know if I should take pitressin (vasopressin)?

I need to know if I should take pitressin (vasopressin)?

Depends on Diagnosis: Pitressin, or vasopressin, is a potent man-made form of a hormone called "anti-diuretic hormone" that is normally secreted by the pituitary gland. In the body, vasopressin acts on the kidneys and blood vessels. It is rarely used except in diabetes insipidus, or during some surgical procedures. There are many contraindications to its use so you should discuss this with your physician in detail. ...Read more

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