The effects of intracerebroventricular versus intravenous administration of vasopressin on intracranial pressure in the rat.


Arginine vasopressin (AVP) in the CSF has been implicated in the control of intracranial pressure (ICP) and studies have shown that some patients with raised ICP also have elevated levels of AVP in their CSF. Evidence suggests that central AVP has a separate origin and may exert different effects than AVP in the peripheral circulation. The purpose of this… (More)