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Title Perspectives on vasopressin [electronic resource] / editor, John Francis Laycock
Imprint London : Imperial College Press ; Hackensack, NJ : Distributed by World Scientific, c2010
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (xiii, 343 p.) : ill. (some col.)
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Ch. 1. Introduction to vasopressin / John Laycock -- ch. 2. Comparative and evolutionary aspects of vasopressin / Jacques Hanoune -- ch. 3. The neurohypophysial system : synthesis and metabolism of vasopressin / Jacques Hanoune -- ch. 4. Vasopressin receptors, the signalling cascade and mechanisms of action / Jacques Hanoune ch. 5. Pharmacology of the vasopressin receptors / Jacques Hanoune -- ch. 6. Vasopressin and its renal effects / John Laycock -- ch. 7. Vasopressin and the cardiovascular system / John Laycock -- ch. 8. Vasopressin and its interactions with other hormones and control systems / John Laycock -- ch. 9. Understanding the role of vasopressin in the hypothalamo-pituitary adrenocortical axis / Julia Buckingham -- ch. 10. Vasopressin : the central systems / Gareth Leng and Simone Meddle -- ch. 11. Vasopressin secretion : mechanisms of control of secretion from the posterior pituitary gland / Gareth Leng -- ch. 12. Clinical aspects of vasopressin / Jacques Hanoune and John Laycock
Vasopressin is a hormone which has an increasingly important profile. Not only does it play a physiologically significant role in renal water regulation but it also has other renal actions and plays a role in overall cardiovascular control. Even more interesting is the recent growing interest in its potential effects on the brain, notably its influence on specific behaviours. This monograph about the polypeptide vasopressin covers all aspects relating to the production, control of release, and actions of this molecule within the body, including its roles as a hormone and as a central neurotransmitter. A consideration of the evolution of the molecule across the species and a brief historical perspective are also included. Clinical conditions associated with hypo- and hyper-production states are considered together with aspects of treatment, in addition to other clinical correlates
Description based on print version record
Subject Vasopressin
Vasopressins
Electronic books
Alt Author Laycock, John F
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