PMID: 6285236Jan 1, 1982

Vasopressin: a homeostatic effector in the febrile process

Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
N W KastingK E Cooper

Abstract

This review compares the physiological changes which accompany infection and fever with the effects of the peptide, arginine vasopressin (AVP). AVP may act as a neuromodulator, a releasing factor, or a hormone to induce responses which are opposite to those homeostatic changes accompanying fever. Since AVP is released into blood and brain during fever, it is hypothesized that AVP contributes to the maintenance of homeostasis in the infected organism.

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