Definitions for vasopressinˌvæs oʊˈprɛs ɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vas•o•pres•sinˌvæs oʊˈprɛs ɪn(n.)

  1. a hormone released by the posterior pituitary gland that constricts small blood vessels and increases the absorption of water by the kidney.

    Category: Biochemistry, Pharmacology

    Ref: Also called antidiuretic hormone, ADH.

Origin of vasopressin:

1928; orig. trademark

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vasopressin, antidiuretic hormone, ADH, Pitressin(noun)

    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


  1. vasopressin(Noun)

    An antidiuretic hormone secreted by the pituitary gland


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