atrial natriuretic peptide

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atrial natriuretic peptide

n.
A peptide hormone that is produced by the right atrium of the heart in response to elevated blood pressure and stimulates the excretion of sodium and water by the kidneys. Also called atrial natriuretic factor.
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In this group, we included patients who did not have any evidence of ANH, those who had "resolution" of their imaging while on surveillance, and those who developed symptoms while actively on surveillance.
A lifelong environmentalist and devotee to closely related natural health and healing, Gretchen is an attorney who practiced environmental law and policy for five years before joining ANH to work on natural and sustainable health issues.
The ANH is responsible for promoting the sustainable development of the country's hydrocarbon resources through an integral management approach that harmonises the interests of the society, country and the companies of the sector.
Alec Bowden, ANH Refractories general manager, added: "Paul is doing fantastically well and we are all delighted with his success.
The anthology provides a broad spectrum of theological interpretations on ANH that range from Germain Grisez's insistence that "in our affluent society and others like it, food ordinarily should be provided even for comatose persons" (175) to Kevin O'Rourke's conclusion that "at best [many of the] statements [in John Paul II's allocution] seem out of touch with reality" (246).
One should state one's Catholic values and beliefs and declare full consent to Church teaching, including that on ANH.
Where the Court of Appeal disagreed with Mr Justice Munby was over a situation where a patient's request for ANH was against a doctor's judgment that it would cause distress to the patient.
Damien Downing, medical director of ANH, who has practiced nutritional and environmental medicine for over 25 years.
These and other statements (10) surely reflect the papal allocution, which strongly suggested that the removal of ANH is euthanasia by omission.
But the doctors' watchdog organisation today won a ruling that reversed those findings in a judgement which stressed that doctors never had the power to withdraw ANH against the wishes of a patient.
Backing a GMC bid to reverse the ruling, the health department claimed that if a right to ANH was established, patients would be able to demand other life-prolonging treatments.
The Company's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ANH.