Medical Definition of Antidiuretin

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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