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Vasopressin: Its current role in anesthetic practice

Authors
Journal
Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
0972-5229
Publisher
Medknow Publications
Publication Date
Volume
15
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.83006
Keywords
  • Review Article
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Vasopressin or antidiuretic hormone is a potent endogenous hormone, which is responsible for regulating plasma osmolality and volume. In high concentrations, it also raises blood pressure by inducing moderate vasoconstriction. It acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain to control circadian rhythm, thermoregulation and adrenocorticotropic hormone release. The therapeutic use of vasopressin has become increasingly important in the critical care environment in the management of cranial diabetes insipidus, bleeding abnormalities, esophageal variceal hemorrhage, asystolic cardiac arrest and septic shock. After 10 years of ongoing research, vasopressin has grown to a potential component as a vasopressor agent of the anesthesiologist's armamentarium in the treatment of cardiac arrest and severe shock states.

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