What is the role of antidiuretic hormone (ADH) in the pathogenesis of diabetes insipidus (DI)?

Updated: Mar 18, 2020
  • Author: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Diminished or absent ADH production can be the result of a defect in 1 or more sites in the neurohypophysis. These include the hypothalamic osmoreceptors, the supraoptic or paraventricular nuclei, and the supraopticohypophyseal tract.


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