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Meaning of ADH

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and also by nerve endings in the hypothalamus; affects blood pressure by stimulating capillary muscles and reduces urine flow by affecting reabsorption of water by kidney tubules
 

ADH is a 3 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: antidiuretic hormone, Pitressin, vasopressin
 
 See Also: hormone, internal secretion, vasoconstrictive, vasoconstrictor

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A peptide hormone that increases blood pressure and the rate at which the kidneys absorb water, and is therefore used as an antidiuretic. It is secreted by the hypothalamus and stored in/released by the posterior pituitary gland.
 

 

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