Definition of vasopressin in English:
A pituitary hormone that acts to promote the retention of water by the kidneys and increase blood pressure.
- The amount of water your body gets rid of is regulated by an anti-diuretic hormone called vasopressin.
- Researchers found that hormones and peptides such as estrogen, progesterone, oxytocin and vasopressin played a big role in how well these animals cared for their young.
- Additionally, prolonged exposure to stress induces increased levels of thyroid hormones and vasopressin.
1920s: from vasopressor 'causing constriction in blood vessels' + -in1.
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