lypressin

lypressin
Vasopressin-containing lysine in position 8; an antidiuretic and vasopressor hormone. SYN: 8-lysine vasopressin.

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ly·pres·sin .lī-'pres-ən n a vasopressin in which the eighth amino acid residue in its polypeptide chain is a lysine residue (as in pigs) rather than an arginine residue (as in most mammals including humans) and which is used esp. as a nasal spray in the control of diabetes mellitus called also lysine vasopressin compare ARGININE VASOPRESSIN

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ly·pres·sin (li-presґin) [USP] a synthetic preparation of lysine vasopressin, used as an antidiuretic and vasoconstrictor to treat central diabetes insipidus when desmopressin acetate is too potent; administered by intranasal spray.

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