What is meant by antidiuretic hormone.

Asked by  | 4th Oct, 2008, 12:39: PM

Expert Answer:

Antidiuretic hormone is a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland which influences the absorption of water by kidney tubules. it is also known as vasopressin. It is a peptide hormone. it is released when the body is dehydrated and causes the kidneys to conserve water, thus concentrating the urine, and reducing urine volume

Answered by  | 4th Oct, 2008, 12:46: PM

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