Definitions for "VASOPRESSIN"
L. " + OF. presser = to press; hormone from pars nervosa of hypophysis increasing blood pressure.
A hormone secreted in the brain (the posterior pituitary). The posterior pituitary secretes two hormones, vaspopressin and oxytocin (see oxytocin), that are medically important. It has antidiuretic properties - it suppresses the rate of urine formation - and is also called antidiuretic hormone (ADH) and vasopressor properties it stimulates contraction of blood vessels and raises blood pressure.
A hormone released by magnocellular neurosecretory cells of the hypothalamus in the posterior pituitary gland.
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