Compounds acting as antagonists of the antidiuretic/and or vasopressor activity of arginine vasopressin are those of the formula ##STR1## wherein n is 4 or 5; X is (D- or L-)Tyr(R), D-Phe, D-Val, D-Leu, D-lle, D-Nva, D-Nle, D-Cha, D-Abu, D-Thr, D-Asn, D-Met or D-Gln; Y is Val, lle, Thr, Ala, Lys, Cha, Nva, Met, Nle, Orn, Ser, Asn, Gln, Phe, Tyr, Gly, Abu or Leu; Z is (D- or L-) Arg, Orn or Lys; Q is Arg(NH2), Ser(NH2), (D- or L-)Ala(NH2), Gly, OH or NH2 and R is methyl, ethyl, propyl or butyl; provided that, when Y is Gln or Val, R may also be H. Further compounds are those wherein Q is Orn(NH2), NHCH2 CH2 NH2, Val(NH2), Phe(NH2), lle(NH2), Thr(NH2), Pro(NH2) or Tyr(NH2).
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