a hormone secreted by the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland, that increases blood pressure by constricting the arterioles
Origin of vasopressinfrom vaso- + press(ure) + -in
A hormone secreted by the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland that constricts blood vessels, raises blood pressure, and reduces excretion of urine. A synthetic form of the hormone is used as an antidiuretic drug, especially in the treatment of diabetes insipidus. Also called antidiuretic hormone .
(countable and uncountable, plural vasopressins)
vasopressor +"Ž -in?