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Antidiuretic Hormone: Synthesis and Release

Handbook of Physiology, The Endocrine System, Endocrine Regulation of Water and Electrolyte Balance

  1. Celia D. Sladek

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp070312

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Sladek, C. D. 2011. Antidiuretic Hormone: Synthesis and Release. Comprehensive Physiology. 436–495.

Author Information

  1. Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, Illinois

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Morphology of Vasopressinergic Neurons
    • 1.1
      Localization
    • 1.2
      Cellular Morphology
    • 1.3
      Glial–Neuronal Interactions
    • 1.4
      Posterior Pituitary Morphology
  • 2
    Synthesis of Vasopressin
    • 2.1
      Vasopressin Gene
    • 2.2
      Regulation of Vasopressin mRNA
    • 2.3
      Processing, Packaging, and Transport to the Neural Lobe
  • 3
    Release of Antidiuretic Hormone
    • 3.1
      Electrophysiological Characteristics of Vasopressin Neurons
    • 3.2
      Stimulus–Secretion Coupling in the Neural Lobe
    • 3.3
      Dendritic Release
  • 4
    Regulation of Vasopressin Secretion
    • 4.1
      Afferents to Magnocellular Vasopressin Neurons
    • 4.2
      Neurochemicals Regulating Secretion
    • 4.3
      Neuropeptides in Afferent Pathways
    • 4.4
      Osmoregulatory Pathways and Mechanisms
    • 4.5
      Pressure/Volume-Regulatory Pathways
    • 4.6
      Other Ascending Pathways
    • 4.7
      Other Physiological Regulators
    • 4.8
      Steroid hormones