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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