Definition of Vasopressin

1. Noun. Hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and also by nerve endings in the hypothalamus; affects blood pressure by stimulating capillary muscles and reduces urine flow by affecting reabsorption of water by kidney tubules.




Definition of Vasopressin

1. Noun. An antidiuretic hormone secreted by the pituitary gland ¹

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Definition of Vasopressin

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Medical Definition of Vasopressin

1. A peptide hormone released from the posterior pituitary lobe but synthesised in the hypothalamus. There are 2 forms, differing only in the amino acid at position 8: arginine vasopressin is widespread, while lysine vasopressin is found in pigs. Has antidiuretic and vasopressor actions. Used in the treatment of diabetes insipidus. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Vasopressin

vasomotor ataxia
vasomotor centre
vasomotor epilepsy
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vasomotor paralysis
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vasopressin (current term)
vasopressin-converting aminopeptidase
vasopressin-resistant diabetes
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vasorelaxant
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