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GLOSSARY & ABBREVIATIONS

VIP

Vasoactive intestinal peptide

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Vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) is 28 amino acid peptide belonging to the glucagon-growth hormone-releasing factor-secretin superfamily of peptides. VIP is a multi-functional neuropeptide with physiological effects including vasodilation, bronchodilation, immunosuppression, hormonal secretion and increases in gastric motility.

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