atrial natriuretic factor
noun see atrial natriuretic peptide

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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

  • atrial natriuretic factor — Obsolete name for atrial natriuretic peptide …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • atrial natriuretic factor — noun see atrial natriuretic peptide * * * any of several peptide hormones that are released by the atria of the heart in response to an abnormal increase in blood volume and that modulate blood pressure and the excretion of sodium, potassium, and …   Useful english dictionary

  • atrial natriuretic factor — any of several peptide hormones that are released by the atria of the heart in response to an abnormal increase in blood volume and that modulate blood pressure and the excretion of sodium, potassium, and water. Abbr: ANF Also called atriopeptin …   Universalium

  • Atrial natriuretic factor receptor — The atrial natriuretic factor receptor is generic term for the natriuretic peptide receptor system which actually consists of at least three isoforms: * NPRA (Gene|NPR1) * NPRB (Gene|NPR2) * NPRC (Gene|NPR3)These receptors bind the Atrial, Brain… …   Wikipedia

  • atrial natriuretic peptide — n a peptide hormone secreted by myocytes of the cardiac atria that in pharmacological doses promotes salt and water excretion and lowers blood pressure abbr. ANP * * * (ANP) a hormone involved in natriuresis and the regulation of renal and… …   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

  • 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 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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

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