Dictionary Results for vasopressin

1. vasopressin - 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

Synonym(s): antidiuretic_hormone, ADH, Pitressin

Hypernym(s): hormone, endocrine, internal_secretion, vasoconstrictor, vasoconstrictive, pressor

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