from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hormone secreted by the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland that constricts blood vessels, raises blood pressure, and reduces excretion of urine. Also called antidiuretic hormone.
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- n. An antidiuretic hormone secreted by the pituitary gland
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- n. hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and also by nerve endings in the hypothalamus; affects blood pressure by stimulating capillary muscles and reduces urine flow by affecting reabsorption of water by kidney tubules
vasopressor + -in? (Wiktionary)