Antidiuretic hormone found in most mammalian species. Also acts as a neurotransmitter at synapses in the brain; increases [Ca2+
in cultured rat hippocampal neurons.
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[Arg8]-vasopressin-induced increase in intracellular Ca2+ concentration in cultutred rat hippocampal neurons.
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