Pitressin


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va·so·pres·sin (VP),

(vā'sō-pres'in, vas-ō-),
A nonapeptide neurohypophysial hormone related to oxytocin and vasotocin; synthetically prepared or obtained from the posterior lobe of the pituitary of healthy domestic animals. In pharmacologic doses vasopressin causes water retention and contraction of smooth muscle, notably that of all blood vessels; large doses may produce cerebral or coronary arterial spasm.
[vaso- + L. premo, pp. pressum, to press down, + -in]

Pitressin

(pĭ-trĕs′ĭn)
A trademark for a drug preparation of vasopressin.

Pitressin

a trademark for an antidiuretic hormone (vasopressin).

Pitressin

A brand name for argipressin, a synthetic form of VASOPRESSIN.

Pitressin


Pitressin tannate test
see antidiuretic hormone response test.
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Coronaryspasm, arrhythmias and pressor response were induced by rapidly administering 2IU/kg of pitressin (vasopressin--Parke Davis) into the jugular vein (10 s), as previously described (Occhiuto et al.
The following parameters were monitored before, during and after pitressin infusion (30 min): ST-segment elevation (height, mm) and duration (s); alteration of T-wave; duration (s) of the P-Q and Q-T intervals; and percentage incidence of the arrhythmias.
A pitressin infusion was titrated to decrease high urinary output of greater than 500cc per hour and lower serum osmolarity.