Endocrine System

Pituitary Gland

What conditions increase the secretion of ADH?

Secretion of ADH increases in response to fluid loss, such as dehydration. Hemorrhaging causes an increase in ADH secretion in order to maintain the body’s fluid balance. Very strenuous exercise, emotional or physical stress, and drugs such as nicotine or barbiturates all increase the secretion of ADH in order to decrease the amount of urine excreted.


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