du Vigneaud du Vi·gneaud (dōō vēn'yō, dyōō), Vincent. 1901-1978.
American biochemist. He won a 1955 Nobel Prize for his work on pituitary hormones.
vincent du vigneaud
American biochemist and winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1955 for the isolation and synthesis of two pituitary hormones: vasopressin, which acts on the muscles of the blood vessels to cause elevation of blood pressure; and oxytocin, the principal agent causing contraction of the uterus and secretion of milk.
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