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An analogue of vasopressin (antidiuretic hormone, ADH) with powerful antidiuretic activity.
desmopressin/des·mo·pres·sin/ (des″mo-pres´in) a synthetic analogue of vasopressin, used as the acetate salt as an antidiuretic in central diabetes insipidus and in primary nocturnal enuresis, and as an antihemorrhagic in hemophilia A and von Willebrand's disease.
An analogue of vasopressin (antidiuretic hormone, ADH) possessing powerful antidiuretic activity.
desmopressinA 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.
A drug used in the treatment of von Willebrand's disease.
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a synthetic analog of 8-arginine vasopressin; the acetate (DDAVP) is used for antidiuretic replacement therapy in the management of central diabetes insipidus and for the temporary polyuria and polydipsia associated with trauma to or surgery in the pituitary region.