antidiuretic

[an-tee-dahy-uh-ret-ik]Biochemistry, Pharmacology

adjective

of or relating to a substance that suppresses the formation of urine.

noun

any such substance.

Nearby words

  1. antideuteron,
  2. antidiarrheal,
  3. antidisestablishmentarian,
  4. antidisestablishmentarianism,
  5. antidiuresis,
  6. antidiuretic hormone,
  7. antidoron,
  8. antidotal,
  9. antidote,
  10. antidromic

Origin of antidiuretic

First recorded in 1940–45; anti- + diuretic

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British Dictionary definitions for antidiuretic

antidiuretic

adjective

(of a hormone, treatment, etc) acting on the kidneys to control water excretion
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Medicine definitions for antidiuretic

antidiuretic

[ăn′tē-dī′ə-rĕtĭk, ăn′tī-]

n.

An agent that reduces the output of urine.

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