desmopressinmedical dictionary

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1-(3-mercaptopropanoic acid)-8-d-argininevasopressin. A synthetic analog of argipressin with longer lasting and more potent antidiuretic action than argipressin. It is used to treat diabetes insipidus.

Pharmacological action: hypoglycaemic agents, renal agents.

Chemical name: Vasopressin, 1-(3-mercaptopropanoic acid)-8-D-arginine-

(12 Dec 1998)