Antidiuretic Hormones

by Cathy Parkes December 09, 2019

Antidiuretic Hormones

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 supress all that urine!" Side effects can include overhydration and a pounding headache.

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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