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Antidiuretic hormones

What are Antidiuretic hormones?

Antidiuretic hormone, also known as vasopressin is a hormone released by the posterior pituitary. It is important mainly for its actions on the kidneys where it increases the re-absorption of water. Vasopressin is also a powerful vasoconstrictor. Its effects are through two types of receptors, V1 and V2.

Water retention is mediated through V2 receptors, occurs at low plasma concentrations of vasopressin and is due to activation of adenylate cyclase and increased cAMP production in the collecting ducts of the nephrons. It increases the permeability of the membrane to water.

Vasopressin causes contraction of smooth muscle, mainly in the cardiovascular system. Vasocontriction occurs by mediation of V1 receptors and requires higher concentrations if vasopressin.

List of Antidiuretic hormones:

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Drug Name Avg. Rating Reviews
DDAVP (Pro)
Generic name: desmopressin
9.6
9 reviews
Stimate (Pro)
Generic name: desmopressin
10
4 reviews
DDAVP Nasal
Generic name: desmopressin
9.7
3 reviews
Minirin
Generic name: desmopressin
8.5
1 review
DDAVP Rhinal Tube (Pro)
Generic name: desmopressin
10
1 review
Vasostrict (Pro)
Generic name: vasopressin
No reviews
Pitressin (Pro)
Generic name: vasopressin
No reviews
Noctiva (Pro)
Generic name: desmopressin
No reviews
Nocdurna (Pro)
Generic name: desmopressin
No reviews
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