Friday, January 30, 2015

Study group discussion: Alcohol and ADH

Does alchol decreases ADH secretion?
Alcohol inhibits ADH, that's why we pee so much when we're drunk.
Does it inhibit ADH at the kidney level, or does it inhibit the thing in the pituitary gland that makes the gland release ADH?
It inhibits the production of ADH from the pituitary gland.
So it affects the hypothalamic neurons and interferes with it's secretion?
Yes.
Oh yes. Alcohol inhibits ADH. That's why it is said you don't buy alcohol, you only rent it because you pee the fluid that you took.

What would you take for dehydration by ethanol ?

Normal saline!

I have seen on television that they give some light yellow coloured fluid. They add something to saline, I think. 

Banana bag it's called!

Huh? Banana bag? Any special constituents?

It's given especially for alcoholics. Contains Thiamine, folic acid and stuff

A banana bag (or rally pack) is a bag of IV fluids containing vitamins and minerals. The bags typically contain thiamine, folic acid, and 3 grams of magnesium sulfate, and are usually used to replenish nutritional deficiencies or correct a chemical imbalance in the human body. The multi-vitamin solution has a yellow color, hence the term "banana bag".

Ooh. 

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