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atrial natriuretic peptide

noun

Medical Definition of ATRIAL NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE

:  a peptide hormone secreted by myocytes of the cardiac atria that in pharmacological doses promotes salt and water excretion and lowers blood pressure—abbreviation ANP
May 22, 2015
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