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arginine vasopressin


Medical Definition of arginine vasopressin

  1. :  vasopressin in which the eighth amino acid residue in its polypeptide chain is an arginine residue (as in most mammals including humans) rather than a lysine residue (as in pigs)—abbreviation AVP

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