vasopressin

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Related to Anti-diuretic hormone: diabetes insipidus, antidiuretic hormone deficiency
  • noun

Synonyms for vasopressin

hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and also by nerve endings in the hypothalamus

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In two double-blind, placebo-controlled, multi-center studies (SALT-1 and SALT-2), a total of 424 patients with euvolemic or hypervolemic hyponatremia (serum sodium less than 135 mEq/L) resulting from a variety of underlying causes (congestive heart failure [CHF], liver cirrhosis, syndrome of inappropriate anti-diuretic hormone [SIADH], and others) were treated for 30 days with SAMSCA or placebo, then followed for an additional 7 days after withdrawal.
At this stage, the low serum sodium and osmolality together with high urinary sodium and osmolality suggested that anti-diuretic hormone activity was present.
Other reasons could include having a small bladder capacity or producing less anti-diuretic hormone (this affects the amount of urine made by the body, so if you have less of the hormone you make more urine).
An anti-diuretic hormone is sent to the kidneys to limit the volume of urine produced.
Furthermore, dilutional hyponatraemia may be caused by inadequate anti-diuretic hormone secretion or central nervous disease, neoplasms with ectopic hormone production, pulmonary disease and endocrine disease (4,5).
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