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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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Copeptin, a stable peptide of the arginine vasopressin precursor, is elevated in hemorrhagic and septic shock.
Although rare vasopressin has also been shown to cause hyponatremia12 which may lead to serious complications such as hyponatremia encephalopathy.3 We herein report the case of a patient who suffered from late onset encephalopathy caused by vasoconstriction as well as hyponatremia following the use of pituitrin and also investigate the possible pathogenesis.
This randomized clinical trial was carried out to determine the effect of diluted vasopressin on operation time and the need for electrocoagulation and ovarian reserve.
Up-regulation of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) gene expression together with NOS activity in the rat hypothalamo-hypophysial system after chronic salt loading: evidence of a neuromodulatory role of nitric oxide in arginine vasopressin and oxytocin secretion.
In Light of Vasopressin. As pregnancy-lactation is a chronic load to the organism [39], we might assume that the regulation of the HPA axis will be similar in dams than during chronic stress situations.
Neurons in the suprachiasmatic nucleus communicate those rhythms to the rest of the brain and the body by pumping out the hormone vasopressin in daily cycles.
Development and clinical application of a new method for the radioimmunoassay of arginine vasopressin in human plasma.
If the myoma is pedunculated, on a broad base, the vasopressin should not be placed into the pedicle itself, as bleeding can be excessive; rather, the vasopressin is placed in the uterus around the pedicle.
He does express concern, though, about how a person's genetic information could be used with respect to vasopressin, the other neurotransmitter involved in pair bonding.
Adding vasopressin to standard epinephrine therapy was found to be "of no benefit" during advanced resuscitation for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, according to Dr.
The drugs can be taken by mouth or injection and work by interfering with the hormone vasopressin.