[ dez-muh-pres-in, dez- ]
/ ˈdɛz məˈprɛs ɪn, ˌdɛz- /
a vasopressin analogue, C46H64N14O12S2, used in the treatment of diabetes insipidus.
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Origin of desmopressin acetate
des(a)m(in)o-, a component of its chemical name + (vaso)pressin
Words nearby desmopressin acetate
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Medical definitions for desmopressin acetate
[ dĕs′mə-prĕs′ĭn ]
An analog of vasopressin, used as an antidiuretic and to manage bleeding in some forms of hemophilia and in von Willebrand's disease.
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