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Why does consumption of alcoholic beverages increase excretion of fluids from the body?

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Chapter Endocrine System

Alcohol inhibits the secretion of ADH. When the secretion of ADH is decreased, the amount of urine excreted increases. Excess alcohol consumption can lead to dehydration, a major symptom associated with a hangover, as a result of increased urination.

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