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

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Dr. W. james Chon
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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