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Perspectives on Vasopressin

Publication Year:
2009
Edition:
1st
Author:
Laycock, John Francis
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing Co, Inc.
ISBN:
978-1-84-816294-5
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This monograph about the polypeptide vasopressin covers all aspects relating to the production, control of release, and actions of this molecule within the body, including its roles as a hormone and as a central neurotransmitter.
Vasopressin is a hormone which has an increasingly important profile. Not only does it play a physiologically significant role in renal water regulation but it also has other renal actions and plays a role in overall cardiovascular control. Even more interesting is the recent growing interest in its potential effects on the brain, notably its influence on specific behaviours.

A consideration of the evolution of the molecule across the species and a brief historical perspective are included. Clinical conditions associated with hypo- and hyper-production states are considered together with aspects of treatment, in addition to other clinical correlates.
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Platform:
OvidSP
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing Co, Inc.
Product Type:
Book
Author:
Laycock, John Francis
ISBN:
978-1-84-816294-5
Specialty:
  • Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine
Language:
English
Edition:
1st
Pages:
360
Publication Year:
2009

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