desmopressin acetate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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An analogue of vasopressin used therapeutically as an antidiuretic and in the management of bleeding in individuals with some forms of hemophilia and von Willebrand's disease.
Origin: des(a)m(in)o-, lacking an amine group (des- variant of de- + amino) + (vaso)pressin.
desmopressin acetate - Medical Definition
An analog of vasopressin, used as an antidiuretic and to manage bleeding in some forms of hemophilia and in von Willebrand's disease.