Vasopressin pp 136-157 | Cite as

Ontogenesis of Body Water Homeostasis and Vasopressin Secretion

  • L. Kovács
  • B. Lichardus
Part of the Developments in Nephrology book series (DINE, volume 25)


As it has already been mentioned (chapter 14.3), disturbances in water homeostasis most frequently occur in small babies and in elderly subjects. Therefore it seems desirable to review some age-related pecularities in the function of the osmoregulatory system prior to getting down to illustrate the most frequently encountered “types” and “patterns” of disturbed water homeostasis in clinical practice and the role of AVP in their development.


Urine Osmolality Nocturnal Enuresis Water Homeostasis Preterm Newborn Body Fluid Volume 
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© Avicenum, Czechoslovak Medical Press, Prague 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Kovács
    • 1
  • B. Lichardus
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsComenius University Medical SchoolBratislavaCzechoslovakia
  2. 2.Institute of Experimental EndocrinologyCenter of Physiological Sciences of the Slovak Academy of SciencesBratislavaCzechoslovakia

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