antidiuretic hormone


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Alcohol suppresses natural production of the antidiuretic hormone vasopressin, which keeps us from urinating too much. CNN, 17 Nov. 2022 One of these is a hormone called arginine vasopressin, also called antidiuretic hormone. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 29 Nov. 2021 Alcohol inhibits the production of antidiuretic hormone, preventing the kidneys from reabsorbing water and resulting in the overproduction of urine. Popular Science, 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, 16 Mar. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of antidiuretic hormone was in 1942

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“Antidiuretic hormone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

antidiuretic hormone


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