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Old 11-16-2010
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the answer is no
damage to posterior hypophysis causes only transient DI since ADH can still circulate via pituitary stalk
ADH is synthesized in hypothalamus, specifically in paraventricular and supro-optic nuclei
[under normal circustances] after synthesis, ADH is transported to posterior pituitary for the storage to be released into circulation later
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