Definition of antidiuretic hormone in English:

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antidiuretic hormone

Pronunciation: /ˌantɪdʌɪjʊˈrɛtɪk/


Another term for vasopressin.
Example sentences
  • 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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