Arginine Vasopressin

  • C. R. Kannan
Part of the Clinical Surveys in Endocrinology book series (CSED, volume 1)


Arginine vasopressin (AVP) is the antidiuretic principle secreted by the hypothalamus and stored in the posterior pituitary. The control of AVP secretion and its role in regulating water balance form the basis of this discussion.


Arginine Vasopressin Left Atrial Pressure Vasopressin Release Magnocellular Neuron Left Atrial Wall 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. R. Kannan
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism Department of MedicineCook County HospitalChicagoUSA
  2. 2.University of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA

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