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Definition of the noun adh

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noun - plural: -

  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

Other definitions of adh

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  1. antidiuretic hormone
  2. alcohol dehydrogenase


Adh a.k.a. Aldan Airport is a civilian airport in Russia located 1 kilometre east of Aldan, Aldansky District in the Sakha Republic of Russia. It is 450 kilometres away from Yakutsk.

  • also known as Ada Muni Airport
  • part of Russia


  1. Adh a.k.a. Adhola Language: Adhola, also known as Jopadhola and Ludama, is a dialect of Southern Luo spoken by the Adhola people of Uganda. Dhopadhola is generally mutually intelligible with Acholi, Lango, Kumam, and Alur of Uganda and Dholuo of Kenya.
    • also known as Jopadhola, Ludama, Dhopadhola, Adhola dialect
  2. Adh a.k.a. arginine vasopressin (neurophysin II, antidiuretic hormone, diabetes insipidus, neurohypophyseal) is a gene.
    • also known as vasopressin-neurophysin II-copeptin, arginine vasopressin-neurophysin II

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Google previewPrinciples of Pharmacology (2008)

The Pathophysiologic Basis of Drug Therapy by David E. Golan

ADH is an important regulator of plasma volume and osmolarity, whereas oxytocin has physiologic effects on uterine contraction and lactation.

Google previewEssentials of Pharmacotherapeutics (2000)

by F S K Barar

Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH, vasopressin) The ADH is a polypeptide containing 8 amino acids.

Google previewThe Scientific Basis of Integrative Medicine, Second Edition (2009)

by Leonard A. Wisneski, Lucy Anderson

which is a synthetic version of a hormone called antidiuretic hormone (ADH) or vasopressin. ADH is a major stress hormone, ...

Google previewCore Topics in Basic Anaesthesia: Prepare for the FRCA (2015)

Key Articles from the Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine Journal by Nicholas Pace

Anti-diuretic hormone ADH is a nine-amino-acid peptide that increases the permeability of the renal collecting ducts to water. Water is thus reabsorbed without salt, producing a more concentrated urine. ADH is the principal regulator of ...

Google previewNational Kidney Foundation Primer on Kidney Diseases (2013)

by Scott J. Gilbert, Daniel E. Weiner

ADH is a nonapeptide produced by neurons located in the supraoptic and paraventricular nuclei of the hypothalamus.

The most important function of ADH is the regulation of the water permeability of the distal portions of the nephron, ...

Google previewUnderstanding Medical Physiology (2010)

A Textbook for Medical Students by RL Bijlani, S Manjunatha

Antidiuretic hormone (ADH): Diuresis means a high urinary output. Hence ADH is the name that has been given to a hormone which reduces the urinary output. ADH is a hormone secreted by the hypothalamus and stored in hypothalamic ...

Google previewSmith's Anesthesia for Infants and Children (2010)

Expert Consult Premium by Peter J. Davis, Franklyn P. Cladis, Etsuro K. Motoyama

ADH is a cyclic octapeptide that, along with its carrier protein, neurophysin, is synthesized in the supraoptic and paraventricular nuclei of the hypothalamus ( Zimmerman and Defendini, 1977). The prohormone migrates along the nerve axons ...

Google previewSaunders Handbook of Veterinary Drugs (2010)

Small and Large Animal by Mark G. Papich

The difference between DDAVP and natural ADH is that DDAVP is longer acting and produces fewer vasoconstriction effects. In addition to the hormone effects, in humans administration of DDAVP results in a twofold to fivefold increase in the ...

Google previewBerne & Levy Physiology, Updated Edition (2009)

by Bruce M. Koeppen, Bruce A. Stanton

ADH is a small peptide that is nine amino acids in length. It is synthesized in neuroendocrine cells located within the supraoptic and paraventricular nucleiof the hypothalamus.* The synthesized hormone is packaged in granules that are ...

Google previewAnnual Report (1883)

by United States. Army. Signal Corps

AdH is the heat of disgregation. Let dw-|-d/= (Zu. Then dQ=A (du+dL~) (2) ; du represents the whole work consumed •within the body ; « is the whole mechanical work accumulated in the body. We must know it for some initial condition of the ...

Google previewEndocrine and Metabolic Emergencies, An Issue of Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America, (2014)

by George C. Willis

ADH is a hormone synthesized in the posterior pituitary gland and acts on the distal convoluted tubule and the collecting duct of the nephron, resulting in increased reabsorption of free water, resulting in decreased volume of excreted urine, ...

Google previewCauses and Consequences of Alcohol Problems (1987)

An Agenda for Research : Report of a Study

Ethanol Oxidative Pathways Alcohol Dehydrogenase ADH catalyzes the conversion of ethanol to acetaldehyde , the first step in the oxidation of ethanol. ADH is a family of dimeric isozymes (enzymes with two subunits) divided into three ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, The Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport (2009)

by Martin P. Schwellnus

The osmoreceptors respond by suppressing thirst and reducing ADH secretion from the hypothalamus. This makes the collecting ducts impermeable to water and excess water is excreted by the kidney. Conversely, in states of limited water ...

Google previewFocalóir Gaoidhilge-sax-bhéarla Or an Irish-English Dictionary. ... (1768)

by John O'Brien

Adh , a Law , also fit to do any thing. Ad'h , felicity , success, good luck ex. as fearr adh na ealuide. good luck is better than skill , or art. Ad , is an intensitive or augmentation of the fense, or signification ofaword. Ada bh air, to sport or play, ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

antidiuretic hormone (ADH), a hormone that decreases the production of urine by increasing the reabsorption of water by the renal tubules. ADH is secreted by cells of the hypothalamus and stored in the posterior lobe of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Nutrition, Four-Volume Set (2005)

by Lindsay Allen, Andrew Prentice

Class 3 ADH has a low affinity for ethanol and does not participate in the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences (1883)

by Henry Watts

C"'AdH' The nucleus theory has not been adopted in any other systematic work on Organic Chemistry, and it is perhaps unfortunate that Gmelin should have made it the basis of nis arrangement of organic compounds ; for it is entirely artificial, ...

Google previewThe Nutrition and Health Dictionary (1995)

by Percy Russell, Anita Williams

antidiuretic hormone (ADH, vasopressin). A polypeptide hormone secreted by the pituitary ...

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