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(Science: chemical) 8-lysyl vasopressin. The porcine antidiuretic hormone most frequently used clinically. A cyclic nonapeptide with lysine in position 8 of the chain; it is used to treat diabetes insipidus and as haemostatic because of its vasoconstrictor action.

Pharmacological action: haemostatics, renal agents, vasoconstrictor agents.

chemical name: vasopressin, 8-L-lysine-

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