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Description

Vasopressin is a hormone that is naturally produced in the body and is involved in a variety of physiological processes, including regulating blood pressure, controlling water balance, and stimulating the release of other hormones. It is also used as a medication to treat certain medical conditions, such as diabetes insipidus, and to reduce bleeding during surgery.

Common side effects of vasopressin include headache, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dizziness, and flushing. More serious side effects may include low blood pressure, difficulty breathing, and allergic reactions.

Associated brand names: Pitressin, Vasostrict, and Diapid.

Synonyms
  • antidiuretic hormone
  • beta-hypophamine
  • vasopressin
Classifications
  • hormone
  • posterior pituitary
  • vasopressin

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