ADH secretion, inappropriate: The syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone (ADH) results in the inability to put out dilute urine, perturbs fluid (and electrolyte) balance, and causes nausea, vomiting, muscle cramps, confusion and convulsions. This syndrome may occur, for example, with oat-cell lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, and Hodgkin's disease as well as a number of other disorders.
ADH is a hormone released by pituitary gland but made elsewhere (in the hypothalamus). ADH has an antidiuretic action; it suppresses the rate of urine production. ADH is also known as vasopressin.
The serum sodium concentration is regulated by the balance of water intake, renal filtration and reabsorption of sodium, and antidiuretic hormone (ADH ...
Decaux G, Prospert F, Penninckx R, et al. 5-year treatment of the chronic syndrome of inappropriate secretion of ADH with oral urea. Nephron. 1993;63(4):468-70.
ADH secretion, inappropriate: The syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone (ADH) results in the inability to put out dilute urine, perturbs fluid ...
SCHWARTZ WB, BENNETT W, CURELOP S, BARTTER FC. A syndrome of renal sodium loss and hyponatremia probably resulting from inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone.
This page includes the following topics and synonyms: Syndrome Inappropriate ADH Secretion, SIADH.