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vasopressin
Subject Category
S Biological Sciences
W Physical and Chemical Sciences
Definition
Antidiuretic hormones released by the neurohypophysis of all vertebrates (structure varies with species) to regulate water balance and osmolarity. 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.
Definition Source
Medical Subject Headings 2012
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http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/10290.rdf
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/10290
Used For
antidiuretic hormone
Broader Term
neuropeptides
posterior pituitary hormones
Narrower Term
arginine vasopressin
Related Term
vasopressin receptors
Spanish
vasopresina
Term Number
10290