Describe the actions of endogenous vasopressin. (60% of marks) List the vasopressin analogues and their uses. (40% of marks)
Overall the first section was not answered in sufficient detail. Aspects such as the antidiuretic effects of vasopressin were often overlooked. Some candidates spent more time on
outlining the clinical contexts in which vasopressin is used (which did not score marks),
rather than the physiology (which did score marks). DDAVP was the most common analogue
mentioned, with the others often being omitted (e.g. terlipressin, ornipressin, etc.).