des·​mo·​pres·​sin ˌdes-mō-ˈpres-ᵊn How to pronounce desmopressin (audio)
: a synthetic hormone that is administered in the form of its hydrated acetate salt C46H64N14O12S2·C2H4O2·3H2O and is used for its antidiuretic effect in treating diabetes insipidus due to injury to the neurohypophyseal system and nocturnal enuresis and for its effect of increasing certain clotting factors in treating some bleeding disorders see ddavp

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“Desmopressin.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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