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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: va'so-to'sin, vas-o-

Definition: A nonapeptide hormone of the neurohypophysis of subvertebrates, with activities similar to that of vasopressin and oxytocin; chemically identical with human vasopressin except for an isoleucyl residue at position 3; thus [3-isoleucine]vasopressin or [Ile3]vasopressin.

[vaso, pressin + oxytocin]

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