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      Role of Vasopressin in Cardiovascular and Blood Pressure Regulation

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          At low concentrations and in physiologic states vasopressin is a potent antidiuretic hormone. Its cardiovascular effects have been more complex and their role in circulatory adjustments to hypovolemia and hypotension difficult to define with precision. Although recognized as a powerful vasoconstrictor, its pressor effect in intact animals, even at high concentrations, is minimal. The reasons for this blunted pressor response have been explored. This report is a review of previously published work from our laboratories which highlights the direct and indirect vasodilator actions of this hormone in animals and humans. The indirect vasodilator effect is caused by inhibition of sympathetic efferents, and facilitation of the baroreflex through a central action of the hormone and its sensitization of arterial baroreceptors as well as cardiac afferents.

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          Journal
          JVR
          J Vasc Res
          10.1159/issn.1018-1172
          Journal of Vascular Research
          S. Karger AG
          978-3-8055-5330-8
          978-3-318-01614-7
          1018-1172
          1423-0135
          1990
          1990
          23 September 2008
          : 27
          : 2-5
          : 106-115
          Affiliations
          The Cardiovascular Center and the Departments of Internal Medicine and Physiology, The University of Iowa College of Medicine and the VA Medical Center, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
          Article
          158801 Blood Vessels 1990;27:106–115
          10.1159/000158801
          © 1990 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 10
          Categories
          Mechanisms of Vasodilatation

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