|Compare oxytocin Also called: antidiuretic hormone, Chemical name: beta-hypophamine a polypeptide hormone secreted by the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland. It increases the reabsorption of water by the kidney tubules and increases blood pressure by constricting the arteries|
|[from Vasopressin, a trademark]|
|Symbol: Ru; atomic weight: 101.07; atomic number: 44|
|Symbol: Sc; atomic weight: 44.956; atomic number: 21|
vasopressin va·so·pres·sin (vā'zō-prěs'ĭn)
Abbr. VP A hormone, related to oxytocin, that is secreted by the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland, constricts blood vessels, raises blood pressure, stimulates intestinal motility, and reduces the excretion of urine. Also called antidiuretic hormone.