Problem: The hormone vasopressin a. is secreted by the anterior pituitary gland in response to changes in blood gsmolarity b. stimulates the kidneys to retain sodium ions c. stimulates the kidneys to conserve water. d. stimulates the kidneys to produce a large volume of urine (i.e., diuresis) e. All of the answers are correct.

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Vasopressin: secreted by the hypothalamus and stored in the posterior pituitary gland

: released in response to hyperosmolarity → tells the kidney to conserve water

: also called antidiuretic hormone → decreases urine volume

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The hormone vasopressin 

a. is secreted by the anterior pituitary gland in response to changes in blood gsmolarity 

b. stimulates the kidneys to retain sodium ions 

c. stimulates the kidneys to conserve water. 

d. stimulates the kidneys to produce a large volume of urine (i.e., diuresis) 

e. All of the answers are correct.

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