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What are vasopressors?

What are vasopressors?

Low BP med: Vasopressors are drugs used to increase blood pressure when the blood pressure has dropped too low. ...Read more

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Does caffeine inhibit adh (vasopressin)?

Does caffeine inhibit adh (vasopressin)?

Not really.: While caffeine may affect kidney blood flow, resulting in some adjustment in fluid balance indirectly, caffeine does not directly affect ADH (vasopressin) levels to any significant degree ...Read more

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What gland produces oxytocin, vasopressin adh?

What gland produces oxytocin, vasopressin adh?

The pituitary gland.: These hormones are chemically very similar, yet functionally distinct. ...Read more

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Where are ADH (vasopressin) and oxytocin produced?

Where are ADH (vasopressin) and oxytocin produced?

ADH (vasopressin) & Oxytocin: Both are produced in hypothalamus and stored in the posterior pituitary gland. ...Read more

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What produces oxytocin and vasopressin?

What produces oxytocin and vasopressin?

Pituitary and adrena: The posterior pituitary gland makes oxytocin, and a layer of the adrenal gland makes vasopressin(epinephrine). ...Read more

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How does ADH (vasopressin) cause hyponatremia?

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How does ADH (vasopressin) cause hyponatremia?

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

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How does ADH (vasopressin) stimulate water reabsorption in the kidney?

How does ADH (vasopressin) stimulate water reabsorption in the kidney?

Distal channels: Anti diuretic hormone promotes water absorption in the distal kidney by opening channels there. It requires an adequate hyper tonicityof the medulla which can be impaired by loop diuretic use. ...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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Will repeated adrenal crisis weaken the adrenal gland?

Will repeated adrenal crisis weaken the adrenal gland?

No: People have an "adrenal crisis" only when the adrenal is already very weakened or absent. The crisis can be dangerous, but will not affect the gland itself. ...Read more

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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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Would aldosterone secretion increase during saline intake?

Would aldosterone secretion increase during saline intake?

Saline intake aldo: Well depends on how much saline you are intaking. If you mean infusion IV or a very large salt meal aldo will go down within minutes unless you have a problem like an adrenal adenoma making too much aldo (and HTN). or a renal artery stenosis causing HBP. I can think of no reason it would go up unless the before and after saline infusion bloods were mixed up. ...Read more

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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 (vasopressin). 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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What are vasopressors?

Low BP med: Vasopressors are drugs used to increase blood pressure when the blood pressure has dropped too low. ...Read more

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Diabetes Insipitus/Insipidus? (not sure on spelling). Causes & treatment? Vasopressors only treatment? Not finding much research on it.

Two causes: One of the cause brain not secreting enough vasopressin and the other cause is decreased kidney response to vasopressin. First cause is treated by giving medication similar to vasopressin , second cause is treated with diuretics such as thiazide and spironolactone. ...Read more

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What vasopressor drugs are used in treatment of hypertension under spinal anesthesia?

What vasopressor drugs are used in treatment of hypertension under spinal anesthesia?

Multitudinous: I think you mean hypotension (drop in blood pressure), since spinal anesthesia paralyses the nerves maintaining blood pressure, and so, naturally, it drops. By implication, these drugs "squeeze" blood vessels, to raise resistance, and therefore increase pressure. Commonly used drugs might be ephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) or phenylephrine. In more extreme cases, epinephrine or norepinephrine might be used. ...Read more

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