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Endocrine System

What is vasopressin deficiency?

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  • AJoshua B. Bederson, MD, Neurosurgery, answered on behalf of The Mount Sinai Health System
    Tumors that cause a deficiency of vasopressin (ADH) affect water and sodium balance. Insufficient ADH causes excessive and frequent urination and extreme thirst. The patient must drink large amounts of water to prevent blood sodium levels from increasing abnormally and causing dehydration.
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