Arginine-vasopressin (AVP) is an important hormone in the regulation of plasma osmolality and blood volume/pressure. In clinical practice it is frequently used in the treatment of septic shock and decompensated cirrhosis. In this review the physiology of AVP and its analogues is presented. In addition the use of AVP in cirrhosis and sepsis is reviewed.

Liver cirrhosis, Sepsis, Vasopressins
hdl.handle.net/1765/81691
Minerva Anestesiologica: a journal on anesthesiology, resuscitation, analgesia and intensive care
Department of Intensive Care

Wagener, G, & Bakker, J. (2015). Vasopressin in cirrhosis and sepsis: Physiology and clinical implications. Minerva Anestesiologica: a journal on anesthesiology, resuscitation, analgesia and intensive care (Vol. 81, pp. 1377–1383). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/81691