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Noun: antidiuretic hormone
  1. 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
    - vasopressin, ADH, Pitressin

Derived forms: antidiuretic hormones

Type of: endocrine, hormone, internal secretion, pressor, vasoconstrictive, vasoconstrictor

Encyclopedia: Antidiuretic hormone