Vasopressin Secretion Control: Central Neural Pathways, Neurotransmitters and Effects of Drugs

Author(s): Michele Iovino , Edoardo Guastamacchia , Vito Angelo Giagulli , Brunella Licchelli , Vincenzo Triggiani .

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Design

Volume 18 , Issue 30 , 2012

Abstract:

Vasopressin (AVP) secretion and release are regulated by a number of central nervous system sites that receive peripheral signals from the osmoreceptors and baroreceptors. Aim of this paper is to review anatomical pathways and neurotransmitters involved as well as drugs affecting AVP secretion.

Keywords: Vasopressin, osmoreceptors, baroreceptors, circumventricular organs, osmolality, central nervous system, anatomical pathways, neurotransmitters, AVP secretion, hypothalamus.

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VOLUME: 18
ISSUE: 30
Year: 2012
Page: [4714 - 4724]
Pages: 11
DOI: 10.2174/138161212802651607
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