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antidiuretic hormone

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

antidiuretic hormone

another name for vasopressin ADH
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antidiuretic hormone in Medicine

antidiuretic hormone n.
Abbr. ADH
See vasopressin.

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antidiuretic hormone in Science
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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