Pitressin | definition of Pitressin by Medical dictionary
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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]
A trademark for a drug preparation of vasopressin.
Pitressin A brand name for argipressin, a synthetic form of VASOPRESSIN.
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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., 1991).
After 6 days in the NCCU, RJ was transferred to the step-down unit for further care, where the aqueous pitressin
Males (n = 14) (a) Females (n = 15) (a) Alcohol consumption 64 (b) 20 (b) Smoking 50 33 Use of cocaine 21 13 Medication used (c) Dopamine 86 66 Dilantin 14 27 Solu-Medrol 43 13 Ancef 57 40 Mannitol 36 47 Pitressin
43 20 Lasix 43 33 Decadron 21 27 (a) Twenty-nine (14 males and 15 females) of the 35 organ donors included in this study were eligible with respect to use of medication, drug abuse, and smoking and drinking habits.