Syndrome of Inappropriate ADH
Inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion is seen in association with certain cancers (for example oat cell lung cancer, pancreatic, prostate, Hodgkin's disease), central nervous system disorders, head injury, myxoedema, psychosis and certain drugs.
Incidence: approximately 1 in 100,000.
This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology
(11 Mar 2008)
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