Definition of antidiuretic hormone in English:

antidiuretic hormone

Syllabification: an·ti·di·u·ret·ic hor·mone
Pronunciation: /ˌantēˌdīəˈretik, ˌantī-
 
/
(abbreviation: ADH)

noun

  • another term for vasopressin.
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    • It has been postulated that normal development may include the establishment of a circadian rhythm in the secretion of arginine vasopressin, the antidiuretic hormone.
    • This increased osmotic concentration is detected by ‘osmoreceptors’ in the brain, and these lead to the release, from the posterior pituitary gland, of the peptide antidiuretic hormone, also called vasopressin.
    • Vasopressin, also termed antidiuretic hormone or arginine vasopressin, is a peptide hormone produced in the hypothalamus and stored in the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland.

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