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Vasopressins (Vasopressin) Summary

Description: 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.

Also Known As: Vasopressin; American Pharmaceutical Brand of Vasopressin; American Regent Brand of Vasopressin; Monarch Brand of Vasopressin; Parke-Davis Brand of Vasopressin (USP) Show All >>

Networked: 5571 relevant articles (300 outcomes, 681 trials/studies) for this Bio-Agent

Key Diseases for which Vasopressins is Relevant

  1. Heart Failure : 50 outcomes 60 studies in 266 results
  2. Hemorrhage : 47 outcomes 70 studies in 568 results
  3. Heart Arrest (Cardiac Arrest) : 24 outcomes 44 studies in 156 results
  4. Shock : 22 outcomes 38 studies in 219 results
  5. Septic Shock (Toxic Shock Syndrome) : 21 outcomes 62 studies in 225 results
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Drugs Related to Vasopressins

  1. tolvaptan
  2. Epinephrine (Adrenaline)
  3. terlipressin
  4. Deamino Arginine Vasopressin (Desmopressin)
  5. Somatostatin (Somatotropin Release-Inhibiting Factor)
  6. Nitroglycerin (Dynamite)
  7. Sodium
  8. Norepinephrine (Noradrenaline)
  9. Hormones
  10. Octreotide (Sandostatin)
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Therapies Related to Vasopressins

  1. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  2. Resuscitation
  3. Sclerotherapy
  4. Cardiopulmonary Bypass (Heart-Lung Bypass)
  5. Intravenous Infusions
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