miércoles, 14 de agosto de 2013

Neurophysiological involvement in hypervolemic hyponatremia-evoked by hypersecretion of vasopressin

Arginine vasopressin (AVP) is a neuropeptide mainly synthesized in the supraoptic and paraventricular nuclei in the hypothalamus and released from the posterior pituitary when physiological demands are increased. The major function of circulating AVP is to promote water retention and vasoconstriction, thereby maintaining hydromineral homeostasis and blood volume and pressure

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