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Summarizing Hormonal Control of Osmoregulatory Functions


Hormonal cues help the kidneys synchronize the osmotic needs of the body. Hormones like epinephrine, norepinephrine, renin-angiotensin, aldosterone, anti-diuretic hormone, and atrial natriuretic peptide help regulate the needs of the body as well as the communication between the different organ systems.


angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE)

enzyme that converts angiotensin I to angiotensin II

angiotensin I

product in the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone pathway

angiotensin II

molecule that affects different organs to increase blood pressure

anti-diuretic hormone (ADH)

hormone that prevents the loss of water


biochemical pathway that activates angiotensin II, which increases blood pressure


compound that increases the diameter of blood vessels


another name for anti-diuretic hormone

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