lysine vasopressin

lysine vasopressin n LYPRESSIN

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the antidiuretic hormone of the pig family, differing from arginine vasopressin in having lysine instead of arginine at position 8; used pharmaceutically as the synthetic preparation lypressin (q.v.).

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