atrial natriuretic peptide

noun

Definition of atrial natriuretic peptide

  1. :  a peptide hormone secreted by the cardiac atria that in pharmacological doses promotes salt and water excretion and lowers blood pressure —called also atrial natriuretic factor

1986

First Known Use of atrial natriuretic peptide

1986


Medical Dictionary

atrial natriuretic peptide

noun

Medical Definition of atrial natriuretic peptide

  1. :  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; called also atrial natriuretic factor, atriopeptin


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