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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Vasopressin (Overview)

Vasopressin is a gastroenterology drug.


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What does vasopressin do?

What does vasopressin do?

Holds onto water: The posterior (back) part of the pituitary gland in the brain contains the cells that produce oxytocin (that stimulates uterine contractions in labor) and ADH (anti-diuretic hormone), which regulates retention of water by the body. ADH is also called vasopressin because it makes some blood vessels constrict (tighten). ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
66 doctors shared insights

Vasopressin (Overview)

Vasopressin is a gastroenterology drug.


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Why would I be prescribed ADH / vasopressin?

Why would I be prescribed ADH / vasopressin?

Bedwetting or : To increase platelet release or for a pituitary gland issue. ...Read more

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What does vasopressin do?

Holds onto water: The posterior (back) part of the pituitary gland in the brain contains the cells that produce oxytocin (that stimulates uterine contractions in labor) and ADH (anti-diuretic hormone), which regulates retention of water by the body. ADH is also called vasopressin because it makes some blood vessels constrict (tighten). ...Read more

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I need to know if I should take pitressin (vasopressin)?

I need to know if I should take pitressin (vasopressin)?

Depends on Diagnosis: Pitressin, or vasopressin, is a potent man-made form of a hormone called "anti-diuretic hormone" that is normally secreted by the pituitary gland. In the body, vasopressin acts on the kidneys and blood vessels. It is rarely used except in diabetes insipidus, or during some surgical procedures. There are many contraindications to its use so you should discuss this with your physician in detail. ...Read more

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What happens if you were stranded in the desert, would you expect your body's production of vasopressin to increase?

What happens if you were stranded in the desert, would you expect your body's production of vasopressin to increase?

Bingo!: Yes, correct. The regulation of vasopressin (ADH) involves both sensors for volume (an extrinsic variable) and solute concentration of blood (an intrinsic variable). As you sweat and lose more water than salt, your blood concentration of solute (called osmolality or osm) goes up...a potent stimulator of ADH secretion. This happens to the person in the desert to conserve water (endocrine regulation ...Read more

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Why would I be prescribed ADH / vasopressin?

Bedwetting or : To increase platelet release or for a pituitary gland issue. ...Read more

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How is vasopressin transported in the blood?

It is : A protein that travels easily through the bloodstream. It does not require any carrier protein or other mechanism. ...Read more

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What does an increased ADH (vasopressin) cause?

What does an increased ADH (vasopressin) cause?

Low sodium: ADH (vasopressin) is anti-diuretic hormone which causes your body to retain free water. When you have too much of it, your body retains too much free water and "dilutes" out the sodium content in your blood which will cause the level to drop. Low sodium in the blood can be very detrimental to your health. ...Read more

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Dr. Samer Nakhle
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Pitressin (Definition)

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Dr. Roland Talanow
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Adh (Definition)

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