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vasopressin meaning and definition

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Definition of vasopressin (noun)

  1. 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
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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