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noun Biochemistry.
vasopressin. Abbreviation: ADH
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British Dictionary definitions for antidiuretic hormone

antidiuretic hormone

noun
another name for vasopressin Abbreviation: ADH
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Scientific 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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