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Descriptor English: Vasopressins
Descriptor Spanish: Vasopresinas
Descriptor Portuguese: Vasopressinas
Descriptor French: Vasopressines
Entry term(s): Antidiuretic Hormone
Antidiuretic Hormones
Hormone, Antidiuretic
Pitressin
Vasopressin
Vasopressin (USP)
beta Hypophamine
beta-Hypophamine
Tree number(s): D06.472.699.631.692.781
D12.644.400.900
D12.644.456.925
D12.644.548.691.692.781
D12.776.631.650.937
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014667
Scope note: 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.
Annotation: general or unspecified; prefer specifics
Allowable Qualifiers: 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: Hemostatics
Vasoconstrictor Agents
Antidiuretic Agents
Registry Number: 11000-17-2
Public MeSH Note: 79; was VASOPRESSIN 1963-78
Online Note: use VASOPRESSINS to search VASOPRESSIN 1966-78
History Note: 79; was VASOPRESSIN 1963-78
Related: Inappropriate ADH Syndrome MeSH
Receptors, Vasopressin MeSH
DeCS ID: 22718
Unique ID: D014667
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Date Established: 1979/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Vasopressins - Preferred
Concept UI M0022562
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Vasopressins
Entry term(s) Antidiuretic Hormone
Antidiuretic Hormones
Hormone, Antidiuretic
beta Hypophamine
beta-Hypophamine
Pitressin - Narrower
Concept UI M0022563
Preferred term Pitressin
Vasopressin (USP) - Narrower
Concept UI M0494241
Scope note A pharmaceutical preparation containing a mixture of arg-vasopressin and lys-vasopressin. It is prepared by synthesis or obtained from neurohypophyseal extract of domestic animals. Its vasopressor activity is not less than 300 USP vasopressin units per mg.
Preferred term Vasopressin (USP)
Entry term(s) Vasopressin



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