Bedwetting (or enuresis or '"sleepwetting"') is involuntary urination while asleep. It is the normal state of affairs in infancy, but can be a source of embarrassment when it persists into school age or beyond.
Antidiuretic hormone (ADH), or arginine vasopressin (AVP), is a peptide hormone produced by the hypothalamus, and stored in the posterior part of the pituitary gland. ADH acts on the kidneys, concentrating the urine by promoting the reabsorption of water from the cortical collecting duct.
Bedwetting as related to Vasopressin
- Vasopressin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vasopressin, also known as arginine vasopressin (AVP), antidiuretic hormone (ADH), or argipressin, is a neurohypophysial hormone found in most mammals.
- Desmopressin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Desmopressin (trade names: DDAVP, DesmoMelt, Minirin, Minirin Melt, Octim, Stimate) is a synthetic replacement for vasopressin, the hormone that reduces urine production.
- FCS2112/HE794: Bedwetting - EDIS - Electronic Data ...
Bedwetting, referred to as enuresis by the medical community, is a common problem in children ages 5–10. At age 4.5 around 30% of children experience some degree of ...
- Bedwetting Institute | Fact Sheet
Bedwetting – Nocturnal Enuresis – Fact Sheet. Bedwetting, also called nocturnal enuresis, has implications, which are often underestimated by both the community ...
- Urology Care Foundation - Urology A-Z - Bedwetting
Bedwetting (Enuresis) When a child empties the urinary bladder at an inappropriate time and place it is called incontinence. When incontinence happens at night while ...
- Bed Wetting - Come Over
Bed Wetting Article published by NotMyKid.org You are not alone. Nocturnal Enuresis (bed wetting) is a relatively common disorder fraught with emotional physical and ...
- Enuresis (Bed Wetting): Your Child: University of …
Enuresis (Bed Wetting) What is enuresis? Nocturnal enuresis is the medical term for bed-wetting. All over the world, kids wet the bed. Bed-wetting is actually quite ...
- Reasons for Adult Bed Wetting | eHow
Adult bed-wetting, or nocturnal enuresis, occurs when you involuntarily wet the bed at night. According to the National Association for Continence, at ...
- Bedwetting - Treatment - NHS Choices
Treating bedwetting . Although most children will stop wetting the bed as they get older, there are a number of treatments that can be tried. These treatments ...
- NHS Direct Wales - Encyclopaedia : Bedwetting
Bedwetting can be a worrying and frustrating, but it's extremely common for children to accidentally wet the bed during the night. The condition will usually resolve ...