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desmopressin

 [des″mo-pres´in]
a synthetic analogue of vasopressin, used as an antidiuretic in central diabetes insipidus and in primary nocturnal enuresis, and as an antihemorrhagic in hemophilia a and von willebrand's disease.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

des·mo·pres·sin

(des'mō-pres'in),
An analogue of vasopressin (antidiuretic hormone, ADH) with powerful antidiuretic activity.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

des·mo·pres·sin

(des'mō-pres'in)
An analogue of vasopressin (antidiuretic hormone, ADH) possessing powerful antidiuretic activity.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

desmopressin

A drug used in the treatment of DIABETES INSIPIDUS. Desmopressin, or DDAVP, is a long-acting analogue of the natural pituitary hormone vasopressin, which is deficient in this condition. The drug is given in a nasal spray or in the form of nose drops. The drug is on the WHO official list. Brand names are DDAVP, Desmospray and Desmotabs.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Desmopressin (DDAVP)

A drug used in the treatment of von Willebrand's disease.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Bengtsson, "Oral desmopressin for nocturnal polyuria in elderly subjects: a double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized exploratory study," BJU International, vol.
Alfuzosin was administered to group I, and desmopressin with alfuzosin was administered to group 2.
If a patient who is being treated with desmopressin for DI develops hyponatremia, the clinician should be aware that this could be either due to the resolution of transient DI or development of a delayed hyponatremia due to SIADH.
Children and young people with bedwetting that has not responded to treatment with an alarm and/or Desmopressin should be referred for further review and assessment.
For children and young people being treated with desmopressin, the following should not be measured routinely:
Crescenzi G, Landoni G, Biondi-Zoccai G et al 2008 Desmopressin reduces transfusion needs after surgery: a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials Anaesthesiology 109 1063-1076
Desmopressin is the synthetic analog of the natural ADH arginine vasopressin.
On administration of 4 [micro]g desmopressin, urinary output fell to around 100 ml/hour and serum sodium returned to 147 mmol/l, in keeping with a diagnosis of central diabetes insipidus.
Desmopressin acetate, a synthetic analogue of the natural pituitary hormone ADH, is used in the management of central diabetes insipidus.
Intranasal formulations of desmopressin acetate are no longer indicated for treating primary nocturnal enuresis because of the risk of severe hyponatremia and seizures associated with these products when used for this indication, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
BY ELIZABETH MECHCATIE Senior Writer Intranasal formulations of desmopressin acetate are no longer indicated for treating primary nocturnal enuresis because of the risk of severe hyponatremia and seizures associated with these products when used for this indication, according to the Food and Drug Administration.