Definitions for vasopressins

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word vasopressins

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. vasopressins(Noun)

    Plural form of vasopressin.

U.S. National Library of MedicineRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Vasopressins

    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.

Translation

Find a translation for the vasopressins definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these vasopressins definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"vasopressins." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 3 Mar. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/vasopressins>.

Are we missing a good definition for vasopressins? Don't keep it to yourself...


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for vasopressins:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.