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vasopressin


  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
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vasopressin antidiuretic hormone arginine vasopressin
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Also known as antidiuretic hormone (ADH) and arginine vasopressin (AVP).
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Associated words [difficulty]:   vasopressin , growth hormone [9] , norepinephrine [8] , growth hormone [9] , hydrocortisone [9] , melatonin [9]
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