ADH

vasopressin, antidiuretic hormone, ADH, Pitressin

(noun) 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

Source: WordNet® 3.1



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Word of the Day

30 May 2023

CHAINED

(adjective) bound with chains; “enchained demons strained in anger to gnaw on his bones”; “prisoners in chains”


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Coffee Trivia

An article published in Harvard Men’s Health Watch in 2012 shows heavy coffee drinkers live longer. The researchers examined data from 400,000 people and found out that men who drank six or more coffee cups per day had a 10% lower death rate.

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