arginine vasopressin

noun

Medical Definition of arginine vasopressin

: 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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“Arginine vasopressin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/arginine%20vasopressin. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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