atrial natriuretic peptide

atrial natriuretic peptide
noun Date: 1984 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

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  • Atrial natriuretic peptide — protein Name = natriuretic peptide precursor A caption = width = HGNCid = 7939 Symbol = NPPA AltSymbols = ANP, PND EntrezGene = 4878 OMIM = 108780 RefSeq = NM 006172 UniProt = P01160 PDB = ECnumber = Chromosome = 1 Arm = p Band = 36.21… …   Wikipedia

  • atrial natriuretic peptide — noun or atrial natriuretic factor : a peptide hormone secreted by myocytes of the cardiac atria that in pharmacological doses promotes salt and water excretion and lowers blood pressure …   Useful english dictionary

  • atrial natriuretic peptide — ANP; see natriuretic peptide …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • atrial natriuretic peptide — A polypetide hormone found mainly in the atrium of many species of vertebrates. It is released in response to atrial stretching, and thus to elevated blood pressure. ANP acts to reduce blood pressure through stimulating the rapid excretion of… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • atrial natriuretic peptide — a protein hormone (of 28 amino acids) produced by the cells of the atria of the heart in response to a rise in atrial pressure. Its action is to cause a fall in blood pressure by dilating blood vessels and inducing increased water loss from the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Atrial natriuretic peptide receptor — A atrial natriuretic peptide receptor is a receptor for atrial natriuretic peptide.[1] Contents 1 Mechanism 2 Types 3 References …   Wikipedia

  • Natriuretic peptide precursor C — Natriuretic peptide C Identifiers Symbols NPPC; CNP External IDs OMIM:  …   Wikipedia

  • atrial natriuretic factor — n ATRIAL NATRIURETIC peptide abbr. ANF * * * (ANF) 1. atrial natriuretic peptide. 2. sometimes more specifically, the prohormone form of atrial natriuretic peptide …   Medical dictionary

  • Natriuretic peptide — refers to a peptide which induces natriuresis (the discharge of sodium through urine). Types include: Atrial natriuretic peptide: atria Brain natriuretic peptide: ventricles in humans, brains in pigs C type natriuretic peptide Dendroaspis… …   Wikipedia

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