What is the role of vasopressin in the pathogenesis of primary dysmenorrhea?

Updated: Sep 23, 2019
  • Author: Karim Anton Calis, PharmD, MPH, FASHP, FCCP; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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The posterior pituitary hormone vasopressin may be involved in myometrial hypersensitivity, reduced uterine blood flow, and pain in primary dysmenorrhea. [23, 24, 13, 25] Vasopressin’s role in the endometrium may be related to prostaglandin synthesis and release.


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