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va·so·pres·sin

 (vā′zō-prĕs′ĭn)
n.
A hormone secreted by the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland that constricts blood vessels, raises blood pressure, and reduces excretion of urine. A synthetic form of the hormone is used as an antidiuretic drug, especially in the treatment of diabetes insipidus. Also called antidiuretic hormone.

vasopressin

(ˌveɪzəʊˈprɛsɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) a polypeptide hormone secreted by the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland. It increases the reabsorption of water by the kidney tubules and increases blood pressure by constricting the arteries. Also called: antidiuretic hormone Chemical name: beta-hypophamine Compare oxytocin
[from Vasopressin, a trademark]

vas•o•pres•sin

(ˌvæs oʊˈprɛs ɪn)

n.
a hormone released by the posterior pituitary gland that constricts small blood vessels and increases the absorption of water by the kidney. Also called antidiuretic hormone, ADH.
[1928; orig. trademark]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vasopressin - hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and also by nerve endings in the hypothalamusvasopressin - 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
pressor, vasoconstrictive, vasoconstrictor - any agent that causes a narrowing of an opening of a blood vessel: cold or stress or nicotine or epinephrine or norepinephrine or angiotensin or vasopressin or certain drugs; maintains or increases blood pressure
endocrine, hormone, internal secretion - the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
Translations

va·so·pres·sin

n. vasopresina, hormona liberada por la pituitaria posterior que aumenta la reabsorción de agua en el riñón elevando la presión arterial.

vasopressin

n vasopresina, hormona antidiurética
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6) Also unknown were the non-osmotic stimuli to arginine vasopressin secretion, which facilitated fluid retention in these two athletes.
2 g/kg, orally, 21 days) also decreased the content of arginine vasopressin (AVP) in the pituitary and the expression of AVP mRNA in hypothalamus compared with the stress control group.
Increased thirst and plasma arginine vasopressin levels during 2-deoxy-d-glucose-induced glucoprivation in humans.
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Subsequent studies in marathon runners with EAH-induced encephalopathy including two cases of fatal cerebral edema demonstrated euvolemia with non-osmotic secretion of arginine vasopressin (AVP).
Effects of ethanol on plasma chloroquine, arginine vasopressin (AVP) concentrations and renal hydro-electrolyte handling in the rat.
1) It is well documented that nicotine may play a role in the nonosmotic release of plasma arginine vasopressin (AVP) from the posterior pituitary.
Intracerebroverttricular and septal injections of arginine vasopressin are not antipyretic in the rabbit, Peptides, 4, 195 198.
Coccaro and his colleagues examined the relationship between aggression and levels of arginine vasopressin (AVP), which has been shown in animal studies to facilitate aggressive behavior.
neuropeptides), such as brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and arginine vasopressin (AVP).
Cyst formation in the kidney has been shown to be dependent on binding of a hormone, arginine vasopressin, to the V2 receptor.
Copeptin, a glycoprotein from the C-terminal fragment of the arginine vasopressin prohormone, is cosecreted with arginine vasopressin from the neurohypophysis.

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