Definition of ADH

1. Noun. Hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and also by nerve endings in the hypothalamus; affects blood pressure by stimulating capillary muscles and reduces urine flow by affecting reabsorption of water by kidney tubules.




Definition of ADH

1. Initialism. antidiuretic hormone ¹

2. Initialism. alcohol dehydrogenase ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of ADH

1. A peptide hormone released from the posterior pituitary lobe but synthesised in the hypothalamus. There are 2 forms, differing only in the amino acid at position 8: arginine vasopressin is widespread, while lysine vasopressin is found in pigs. Has antidiuretic and vasopressor actions. Used in the treatment of diabetes insipidus. Acronym: ADH (13 Nov 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of ADH

AChR
AD&D
ADA
ADA-SCID
ADAA
ADAP
ADAR
ADAs
ADB
ADC
ADD
ADEPT
ADF
ADFA
ADH (current term)
ADHD
ADHD-C
ADHD-PH/I
ADHD-PI
ADL
ADLs
ADME
ADMET
ADN
ADO
ADP
ADP-L-glycero-D-mannoheptose-6-epimerase
ADPLL
ADPS

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