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Vasopressins MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Vasopressins
Tree Number(s)
D06.472.699.631.692.781
D12.644.400.900
D12.644.456.925
D12.644.548.691.692.781
D12.776.631.650.937
Unique ID
D014667
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014667
Annotation
general or unspecified; prefer specifics
Scope Note
Antidiuretic hormones released by the NEUROHYPOPHYSIS of all vertebrates (structure varies with species) to regulate water balance and OSMOLARITY. In general, vasopressin is a nonapeptide consisting of a six-amino-acid ring with a cysteine 1 to cysteine 6 disulfide bridge or an octapeptide containing a CYSTINE. All mammals have arginine vasopressin except the pig with a lysine at position 8. Vasopressin, a vasoconstrictor, acts on the KIDNEY COLLECTING DUCTS to increase water reabsorption, increase blood volume and blood pressure.
Entry Term(s)
Antidiuretic Hormone
Antidiuretic Hormones
Pitressin
Vasopressin
Vasopressin (USP)
beta-Hypophamine
Pharm Action
Hemostatics
Vasoconstrictor Agents
Antidiuretic Agents
Registry Number
11000-17-2
See Also
Inappropriate ADH Syndrome
Receptors, Vasopressin
Public MeSH Note
79; was VASOPRESSIN 1963-78
Online Note
use VASOPRESSINS to search VASOPRESSIN 1966-78
History Note
79; was VASOPRESSIN 1963-78
Date Established
1979/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/05/27
Vasopressins Preferred
Pitressin Narrower
Vasopressin (USP) Narrower
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