Does any body know of any uses of the anti-diuretic hormone, ' vasopressin'?

Replacement. Replacement hormone is the most common use; however, it is also used to treat bleeding disorders, patients in severe shock, patients who are bedwetters, and for patients with varices (dilations of vessels) in the esophagus.
Desmopessin. Is a synthetic anti-diuretic hormone and is used to treat nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting) & is used in subjects with von willebrand's disease to facilitate blood coagulation when they undergo surgery or childbirth.

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ADH (vasopressin) My apologies but I have spent some time on line and could not find the answer to your interesting question. You might go the Medical University's library and see what you can find. The librarian will help you. If you do find out please try and let me know. Read more...

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