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Descriptor English: Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide
Descriptor Spanish: Péptido Intestinal Vasoactivo
Descriptor Portuguese: Peptídeo Intestinal Vasoativo
Descriptor French: Peptide vasoactif intestinal
Entry term(s): Intestinal Peptide, Vasoactive
Intestinal Polypeptide, Vasoactive
Peptide, Vasoactive Intestinal
Peptide, Vasointestinal
Polypeptide, Vasoactive Intestinal
VIP (Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide)
Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide
Vasointestinal Peptide
Tree number(s): D06.472.317.950
D06.472.699.952
D12.644.400.875
D12.644.548.952
D12.776.631.650.875
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014660
Scope note: A highly basic, 28 amino acid neuropeptide released from intestinal mucosa. It has a wide range of biological actions affecting the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and respiratory systems and is neuroprotective. It binds special receptors (RECEPTORS, VASOACTIVE INTESTINAL PEPTIDE).
Allowable Qualifiers: AA analogs & derivatives
AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DE drug effects
DF deficiency
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Pharm Action: Gastrointestinal Agents
Vasodilator Agents
Neuroprotective Agents
Registry Number: 37221-79-7
CAS Type 1 Name: His-Ser-Asp-Ala-Val-Phe-Thr-Asp-Asn-Tyr-Thr-Arg-Leu-Arg-Lys-Gln-Met-Ala-Val-Lys-Lys-Tyr-Leu-Asn-Ser-Ile-Leu-Asn
Previous Indexing: Gastrointestinal Hormones (1974-1976)
Peptides (1974-1976)
Public MeSH Note: 84; was see under GASTROINTESTINAL HORMONES 1977-83
History Note: 84(77); was see under GASTROINTESTINAL HORMONES 1977-83
DeCS ID: 22717
Unique ID: D014660
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1984/01/01
Date of Entry: 1976/04/13
Revision Date: 2015/11/24
Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide - Preferred
Concept UI M0022549
Scope note A highly basic, 28 amino acid neuropeptide released from intestinal mucosa. It has a wide range of biological actions affecting the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and respiratory systems and is neuroprotective. It binds special receptors (RECEPTORS, VASOACTIVE INTESTINAL PEPTIDE).
Preferred term Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide
Entry term(s) Intestinal Peptide, Vasoactive
Intestinal Polypeptide, Vasoactive
Peptide, Vasoactive Intestinal
Peptide, Vasointestinal
Polypeptide, Vasoactive Intestinal
VIP (Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide)
Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide
Vasointestinal Peptide



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