antidiuretic hormone


noun Biochemistry.

vasopressin. Abbreviation: ADH

Nearby words

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

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British Dictionary definitions for antidiuretic hormone

antidiuretic hormone

noun

another name for vasopressin Abbreviation: ADH
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Medicine definitions for antidiuretic hormone

antidiuretic hormone

n.

vasopressin

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Science definitions for antidiuretic hormone

antidiuretic hormone

[ ăn′tē-dī′ə-rĕtĭk, ăn′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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