Arginine vasopressin--a mediator of chemotherapy induced emesis?


Concentrations of plasma arginine vasopressin (AVP) were studied in patients receiving chemotherapy. Of the 18 patients studied, nine experienced nausea and vomiting and the remaining nine were nonvomiters who suffered at worst mild nausea. Plasma AVP in the non-vomiting group remained within the normal range (0.5-1.5 pmol 1(-1] throughout the sampling… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/bjc.1989.96


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