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Definition 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 - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for vasopressin in the sense of this definition

(vasopressin is a kind of ...) any agent that causes a narrowing of an opening of a blood vessel: cold or stress or nicotine or epinephrine or norepinephrine or angiotensin or vasopressin or certain drugs; maintains or increases blood pressure

(vasopressin is a kind of ...) the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect

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