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Introduction: Vasopressin

Description of Vasopressin

Vasopressin: A synthetic analog of the pituitary hormone, ARGIPRESSIN. Its action is mediated by the vasopressin receptor V2. It has prolonged antidiuretic activity, but little pressor effects. It also modulates levels of circulating FACTOR VIII and VON WILLEBRAND FACTOR.
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Vasopressin: octapeptide antidiuretic hormones released by the neurohypophysis of vertebrates; they control water metabolism and balance, contract smooth muscles, and may also be neurotransmitters.
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Vasopressin: Antidiuretic hormones released by the NEUROHYPOPHYSIS of all vertebrates (structure varies with species) to regulate water balance and OSMOLARITY. In general, vasopressin is a nonapeptide consisting of a six-amino-acid ring with a cysteine 1 to cysteine 6 disulfide bridge or an octapeptide containing a CYSTINE. All mammals have arginine vasopressin except the pig with a lysine at position 8. Vasopressin, a vasoconstrictor, acts on the KIDNEY COLLECTING DUCTS to increase water reabsorption, increase blood volume and blood pressure.
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Vasopressin as an Organ

Vasopressin (organ): Vasopressin is one of the pituitary hormones, chemical...more »

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