"Vasopressins" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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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.
- beta Hypophamine
- Antidiuretic Hormones
- Parke-Davis Brand of Vasopressin (USP)
- Monarch Brand of Vasopressin
- Vasopressin Monarch Brand
- Vasopressin (USP)
- American Regent Brand of Vasopressin
- American Pharmaceutical Brand of Vasopressin
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