Antidiuretic hormone

Abbreviation: ADH.
another name for vasopressin ADH

antidiuretic hormone n.
Abbr. ADH
See vasopressin.
antidiuretic hormone
(ān’tē-dī’ə-rět’ĭk, ān’tī-)
A polypeptide hormone secreted by the posterior portion of the pituitary gland that constricts blood vessels, raises blood pressure, and reduces excretion of urine. Also called vasopressin.


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