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ADH

 

ADH

ADH

antidiuretic hormone.

ADH

abbr.
antidiuretic hormone

ADH

abbreviation for antidiuretic hormone.

ADH

Abbreviation for:
additional duty hours (for junior doctors), see there (Medspeak-UK)
alcohol dehydrogenase, see there
antidiuretic hormone, see there
atypical ductal hyperplasia, see there

ADH

1. Alcohol dehydrogenase, see there.
2. Antidiuretic hormone, see there.

ADH

Abbreviation for antidiuretic hormone; alcohol dehydrogenase.

ADH

Abbrev. for ANTIDIURETIC HORMONE.

ADH (antidiuretic hormone)

a hormone secreted by neurosecretory cells of the HYPOTHALAMUS and released by the posterior lobe of the PITUITARY GLAND. ADH stimulates the reabsorption of water through the distal-convoluted tubule of the KIDNEY nephron in mammals and thus limits the water content and the overall volume of urine.

ADH

Antidiuretic hormone, or the hormone that helps to concentrate urine during the night.
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ADH

antidiuretic hormone

antidiuretic

agent reducing urine output

hormone

chemical substance that acts locally or is carried via blood to another body part, to cause a regulatory effect on functional activity or structure
  • adrenocorticotrophic hormone; ACTH; corticotrophin; adrenocorticotrophin anterior pituitary hormone stimulating release of glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid and sex hormones (androgens) from cortex of adrenal gland; plasma ACTH levels are reduced in Cushing's syndrome (due to excess production of adrenal cortex hormones) and raised in Addison's disease (due to reduced adrenal cortex function)

  • antidiuretic hormone; ADH; vasopressin anterior pituitary hormone; causes urine concentration by increasing resorption of solute at the distal convoluted tubule of nephron; absence of ADH causes diabetes insipidus

  • follicle-stimulating hormone; FSH anterior pituitary hormone; acts on ovaries/testes to influence the release of the sex hormones (oestrogen/testosterone), and induce sperm growth/ovulation

  • growth hormone; GH; somatotropin anterior pituitary hormone; acts on many tissues, inducing normal growth

  • luteinizing hormone; LH anterior pituitary hormone; acts on ovaries/testes to influence sex hormone release (oestrogen/testosterone) and induce sperm growth/ovulation

ADH,

ADH,

ADH

antidiuretic hormone.

ADH response test
see antidiuretic hormone.