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Perspectives on Vasopressin

Publication Year: 2009
Edition: 1st
Authors/Editor: Laycock, John Francis
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co, Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-848-16294-5
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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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  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co, Inc.
  • Product Type: Book
  • Author/Editor: Laycock, John Francis
  • ISBN: 978-1-848-16294-5
  • Specialty:
    Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 1st
  • Pages: 360
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Year: 2009

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