atrial natriuretic peptide

noun

Definition of atrial natriuretic peptide

: 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

First Known Use of atrial natriuretic peptide

1986, in the meaning defined above

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“Atrial natriuretic peptide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/atrial%20natriuretic%20peptide. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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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

called also atrial natriuretic factor, atriopeptin

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