Vincent du Vigneaud

du Vigneaud

[doo veen-yoh, dyoo]
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Vincent, 1901–78, U.S. biochemist: Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1955.
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Du Vigneaud (duː ˈviːnjəʊ)
 
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Vincent. 1901--78, US biochemist: Nobel prize for chemistry (1955) for his synthesis of the hormones oxytocin and vasopressin

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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.

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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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