Octapressin; Octopressin; Phelypressin; Phenylalanine Lysine Vasopressin; PLV-2; Vasopressin, Phenylalanyl-Lysyl
H-Cys-Phe-Phe-Gln-Asn-Cys-Pro-Lys-Gly-NH2 acetate salt (Disulfide bond)
Long-term Storage Conditions
Felypressin is a non-catecholamine vasoconstrictor that is chemically related to vasopressin, the posterior pituitary hormone. It is added to some local anaesthetics.
Felypressin is a Vasopressin 1 agonist, and will thus have effects at all Arginine vasopressin receptor 1As. It physiologically effects on vascular SMC's due to the form in which it is administered. Its receptors are found in various sites around the body. The major points include the CNS, Liver, Anterior Pituitary, Muscle (both vascular and non-vascular smooth muscle), and Platelets (CLAMP).
Areas of Interest
Vasoconstrictor & Anaesthetic