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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.
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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
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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]
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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
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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.
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vasopressin

n vasopresina, hormona antidiurética
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References in periodicals archive ?
Excessive alcohol intake can interfere with how your body regulates water because it suppresses the anti-diuretic hormone (ADH), which results in increased urination.
JYNARQUE is a selective vasopressin V2-receptor antagonist that blocks vasopressin, an anti-diuretic hormone secreted by the pituitary gland, which plays a key role in the fluid balance of the kidneys.
When we fall asleep, our brains release ADH, anti-diuretic hormone, to slow down kidney function and stop us feeling the need to urinate during the night,' they said.
"Alcohol can be dehydrating because it decreases the body's production of a hormone called anti-diuretic hormone, which helps the body reabsorb water as it is being filtered by the kidneys," explains registered dietitian Dana Hunnes, RD, PhD, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
"One of the hormones that our pituitary gland produces is the Anti-Diuretic Hormone (ADH) that controls excess loss of water through our kidneys when we are dehydrated and regulates our blood pressure.
The most common causes of hyponatremia are fluid loss and dehydration, congestive heart failure, liver and renal failure, and Syndrome of inappropriate anti-diuretic hormone.

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