Antidiuretic Hormones

by Cathy Parkes May 17, 2021 Updated: December 29, 2021

Antidiuretic hormones (ex: vasopressin and desmopressin) are used to treat Diabetes Insipidus. These medications decrease urine output and increase urine osmolarity. HINT: "Vasopressin and desmopressin will suppress all that urine!"

Antidiuretic hormones (ex: vasopressin and desmopressin) are used to treat Diabetes Insipidus. These medications decrease urine output and increase urine osmolarity. Side effects can include overhydration and a pounding headache.

HINT: "Vasopressin and desmopressin will supress all that urine!" 

Want to learn more? Check out our deep dive article and video on Diabetes Insipidus.

To learn more about antidiuretic hormones, check out our video on ADH, aldosterone and the RAAS system.



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