antidiuretic drug

a drug that limits the formation of urine
Syn: ↑antidiuretic
Hypernyms: ↑medicine, ↑medication, ↑medicament, ↑medicinal drug
Hyponyms: ↑lypressin

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  • Antidiuretic — An antidiuretic is an agent or drug that, administered to an organism, helps control body water balance through its effects on the urine output and kidneys. See diuretic. An example would be Vasopressin, a hormone which occurs naturally in the… …   Wikipedia

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