A hypothesis on the role of antidiuretic hormone in preeclampsia

Richard K. Burt*

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The maternal serum concentration of antidiuretic hormone (ADH) in a pregnancy uncomplicated by preeclampsia is identical to the ADH concentration in the nonpregnant female and normal male. However, elevated maternal ADH secondary to fetal hypothalamic ADH production and a genetic defect in maternal vasopressinase may be a cause of preeclampsia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-66
Number of pages6
JournalMedical Hypotheses
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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