Antidiuretic

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An antidiuretic is an agent or drug that, administered to an organism, helps control body water balance by reducing urination,[1] opposing diuresis.[2]

Uses[edit]

Antidiuretics are the drugs that reduce urine volume, particularly in diabetes insipidus (DI) which is their primary indication.

Examples[edit]

These are classified as:

  1. Antidiuretic hormones: ADH/Vasopressin, Desmopressin, Lypressin, Terlipressin
  2. Miscellaneous: Chlorpropamide, Carbamazepine

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Antidiuretic Agents at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
  2. ^ "antidiuretic" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary

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