[n] - hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and also by nerve endings in the hypothalamus
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Vasopressin: A relatively small (peptide) molecule that is released by the pituitary gland at the base of the brain after being made nearby (in the hypothalamus). Vasopressin has an antidiuretic action that prevents the production of dilute urine (and so is antidiuretic). A syndrome of inappropriate...
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(= antidiuretic hormone; ADH) A peptide hormone released from the posterior pituitary lobe but synthesized in the hypothalamus. There are 2 forms, differing only in the amino acid at position 8: arginine vasopressin is widespread, while lysine vasopressin is found in pigs. Has antidiuretic and vasop...
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<protein> A peptide hormone released from the posterior pituitary lobe but synthesised in the hypothalamus. There are 2 forms, differing only in the amino acid at position 8: arginine vasopressin is widespread, while lysine vasopressin is found in pigs. Has antidiuretic and vasopressor actions...
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antidiuretic hormone noun hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and also by nerve endings in the hypothalamus; affects blood pressure by stimulating capilla...
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(va″zo-) (vas″o-pres´in) a hormone secreted by cells of the hypothalamic nuclei and then stored as a posterior pituitary hormone for release as necessary; it stimulates contraction of the muscular tissues of the capillaries and arterioles, raising the blood pressure, and increases peris...
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(from the article `endocrine system, human`) Vasopressin (antidiuretic hormone) and oxytocin evolved from a single primordial neurohypophyseal hormone called vasotocin, which is present in lower ... Vasopressin is a peptide hormone that is synthesized in magnocellular neurons of the supraoptic and p...
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