HyperDic: vasopressin

English > 1 sense of the word vasopressin:
NOUNbodyvasopressin, antidiuretic hormone, ADH, Pitressinhormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and also by nerve endings in the hypothalamus
English > vasopressin: 1 sense > noun 1, body
Meaninghormone 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.
Synonymsantidiuretic hormone, ADH, Pitressin
Broaderhormone, endocrine, internal secretionThe secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
vasoconstrictor, vasoconstrictive, pressorAny agent that causes a narrowing of an opening of a blood vessel
Spanishhormona antidiurética, vasopresina
Catalanadiüretina, hormona antidiürètica, vasopressina

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