Skip to main content
Select Source:

vasopressin

vasopressin (antidiuretic hormone, ADH) (vay-zoh-press-in) n. a hormone, released by the pituitary gland, that increases the reabsorption of water by the kidney and causes constriction of blood vessels. Synthetic vasopressin (Pitressin) is administered by injection to treat diabetes insipidus and to control bleeding from oesophageal varices.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"vasopressin." A Dictionary of Nursing. . Encyclopedia.com. 13 Dec. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"vasopressin." A Dictionary of Nursing. . Encyclopedia.com. (December 13, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/caregiving/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/vasopressin

"vasopressin." A Dictionary of Nursing. . Retrieved December 13, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/caregiving/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/vasopressin

vasopressin

vas·o·pres·sin / ˌvāzōˈpresən; ˌvasō-/ • n. Biochem. a pituitary hormone that acts to promote the retention of water by the kidneys and increase blood pressure.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"vasopressin." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Encyclopedia.com. 13 Dec. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"vasopressin." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Encyclopedia.com. (December 13, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/vasopressin

"vasopressin." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Retrieved December 13, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/vasopressin

vasopressin

vasopressin (antidiuretic hormone, ADH) A peptide hormone, secreted by the neurohypophysis in mammals, that increases blood pressure and regulates the rate of water loss by the kidneys.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"vasopressin." A Dictionary of Zoology. . Encyclopedia.com. 13 Dec. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"vasopressin." A Dictionary of Zoology. . Encyclopedia.com. (December 13, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/vasopressin

"vasopressin." A Dictionary of Zoology. . Retrieved December 13, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/vasopressin

vasopressin

vasopressin (văz´ōprĕs´Ĭn): see antidiuretic hormone.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"vasopressin." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Encyclopedia.com. 13 Dec. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"vasopressin." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Encyclopedia.com. (December 13, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/vasopressin

"vasopressin." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Retrieved December 13, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/vasopressin

vasopressin

vasopressin See antidiuretic hormone.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"vasopressin." A Dictionary of Biology. . Encyclopedia.com. 13 Dec. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"vasopressin." A Dictionary of Biology. . Encyclopedia.com. (December 13, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/vasopressin-0

"vasopressin." A Dictionary of Biology. . Retrieved December 13, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/vasopressin-0