another name for vasopressin ADH
antidiuretic hormone n.
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.
of or relating to a substance that suppresses the formation of urine. any such substance. adjective (of a hormone, treatment, etc) acting on the kidneys to control water excretion antidiuretic an·ti·di·u·ret·ic (ān’tē-dī’ə-rět’ĭk, ān’tī-) n. An agent that reduces the output of urine.
- Anti dogmatic
relating to or of the nature of a or dogmas or any strong set of principles concerning faith, morals, etc., as those laid down by a church; doctrinal: We hear dogmatic arguments from both sides of the political spectrum. asserting opinions in a doctrinaire or arrogant manner; opinionated: I refuse to argue with someone so […]
character; unfounded positiveness in matters of opinion; arrogant assertion of opinions as truths. Historical Examples On the ruin of all philosophies and religions Montaigne, like Nietzsche, has built up a dogmatism of his own. German Problems and Personalities Charles Sarolea He learnt more from such books than he learnt from dogmatism and interested orthodoxy. Albert […]
a person who asserts his or her opinions in an unduly positive or arrogant manner; a dogmatic person. a person who lays down dogmas. Historical Examples In the former case, the dogmatist must take care that his arguments possess the apodeictic certainty of a demonstration. The Critique of Pure Reason Immanuel Kant The dogmatist has […]