arginine vasopressinmedical dictionary

[8-arginine]vasopressin; [Arg8]vasopressin;vasopressin containing an arginyl residue in position 8 (as in chickens and most mammals, including man); porcine vasopressin has a lysyl residue at position 8. All are vasopressors.

Synonyms: argipressin.

(05 Mar 2000)