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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.
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An analogue of vasopressin (antidiuretic hormone, ADH) with powerful antidiuretic activity.
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An analogue of vasopressin (antidiuretic hormone, ADH) possessing powerful antidiuretic activity.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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.
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A drug used in the treatment of von Willebrand's disease.
Mentioned in: Von Willebrand Disease
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