Vasopressin Receptor Antagonist

A vasopressin receptor antagonist (VRA) is an agent which interferes with action at the vasopressin receptors. Most commonly VRAs are used in the treatment of hyponatremia, especially in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis or SIADH.

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