antidiuretic hormone definition

  • noun:
    • See vasopressin.
    • a hormone released by the posterior pituitary gland
    • hormones released because of the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and by nerve endings in hypothalamus; affects blood pressure by revitalizing capillary muscles and lowers urine circulation by influencing reabsorption of liquid by kidney tubules
    • See vasopressin.
    • a hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland
    • hormones released because of the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and also by nerve endings when you look at the hypothalamus; affects blood circulation pressure by revitalizing capillary muscle tissue and reduces urine flow by impacting reabsorption of water by renal tubules

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