antidiuretic hormone

an·​ti·​di·​uret·​ic hormone | \ ˌan-ti-ˌdī-yu̇-ˈre-tik- How to pronounce antidiuretic hormone (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Alcohol inhibits the production of antidiuretic hormone, preventing the kidneys from reabsorbing water and resulting in the overproduction of urine. Popular Science, "How (to attempt) to cure a hangover," 1 Jan. 2020 Although the relationship here isn’t fully understood, a lot of this seems to come down to the fact that alcohol suppresses a hormone in your body called vasopressin (also known as antidiuretic hormone). Kimberly Truong, SELF, "Is ‘Breaking the Seal’ When You Drink Alcohol Really a Thing?," 16 Mar. 2019

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1942, in the meaning defined above

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“Antidiuretic hormone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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