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Antidiuretic hormones released by the NEUROHYPOPHYSIS of all vertebrates (structure varies with species) to regulate water balance and OSMOLARITY. In general, vasopressin is a nonapeptide consisting of a six-amino-acid ring with a cysteine 1 to cysteine 6 disulfide bridge or an octapeptide containing a CYSTINE. All mammals have arginine vasopressin except the pig with a lysine at position 8. Vasopressin, a vasoconstrictor, acts on the KIDNEY COLLECTING DUCTS to increase water reabsorption, increase blood volume and blood pressure.

DrugDrug Description
DesmopressinA synthetic analog of vasopressin used to reduce renal excretion of water in central diabetes insipidus and nocturia.
VasopressinA peptide hormone used to increase blood pressure in patients with vasodilatory shock who are resistant to fluid and catecholamine therapy.
FelypressinFor use as an alternative to adrenaline as a localising agent, provided that local ischaemia is not essential.
TerlipressinA drug used to treat bleeding caused by esophageal varices.
OrnipressinNot Annotated
SelepressinSelepressin has been used in trials studying the treatment of Septic Shock.
LypressinNot Annotated
Drugs & Drug Targets
DesmopressinVasopressin V1a receptortarget
DesmopressinVasopressin V1b receptortarget
DesmopressinVasopressin V2 receptortarget
DesmopressinProstaglandin G/H synthase 1enzyme
DesmopressinProstaglandin G/H synthase 2enzyme
VasopressinVasopressin V1a receptortarget
VasopressinVasopressin V2 receptortarget
VasopressinVasopressin V1b receptortarget
VasopressinCanalicular multispecific organic anion transporter 1transporter
VasopressinOxytocin receptortarget
FelypressinVasopressin V1a receptortarget
TerlipressinVasopressin V1a receptortarget
TerlipressinVasopressin V2 receptortarget
TerlipressinVasopressin V1b receptortarget
LypressinVasopressin V1a receptortarget
LypressinVasopressin V2 receptortarget
LypressinVasopressin V1b receptortarget
LypressinCanalicular multispecific organic anion transporter 1transporter