What is Antidiuretic Hormone? - Definition & Function


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What is antidiuretic hormone?

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1. How does antidiuretic hormone affect water absorption in the kidney?

2. How does sodium reabsorption affect water retention?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and corresponding worksheet will measure your knowledge of the antidiuretic hormone. To complete the quiz, you will need to be familiar with how this particular hormone works in the body.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the assessments to comprehend the following:

  • Impact of the antidiuretic hormone on water absorption in the kidneys
  • How the antidiuretic hormone affects blood pressure
  • Symptoms of diabetes insipidus
  • Relationship between sodium reabsorption and water retention

Skills Practiced

With this quiz and worksheet, you will practice these skills:

  • Defining key concepts - verify that you accurately define antidiuretic hormone
  • Making connections - use understanding of the relationship between sodium reabsorption and water retention
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the antidiuretic hormone's impact on the kidneys

Additional Learning

To fully understand information about this topic, review the related lesson called What is Antidiuretic Hormone? - Definition & Function. The following objectives are located in this lesson:

  • Identify what the antidiuretic hormone (ADH) is and where it is secreted from
  • Review what aquaporins are and their role
  • Recall the relationship between blood pressure and ADH