Synonyms for antidiuretic-hormone

1. antidiuretic hormone (n.)

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


2. hormone-replacement therapy (n.)

hormones (estrogen and progestin) are given to postmenopausal women; believed to protect them from heart disease and osteoporosis


3. antidiuretic (n.)

a drug that limits the formation of urine