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pep·tide

 (pĕp′tīd′)
n.
Any of various natural or synthetic compounds containing two or more amino acids joined by peptide bonds that link the carboxyl group of one amino acid to the amino group of another.


pep·tid′ic (-tĭd′ĭk) adj.
pep·tid′i·cal·ly adv.

peptide

(ˈpɛptaɪd)
n
(Elements & Compounds) any of a group of compounds consisting of two or more amino acids linked by chemical bonding between their respective carboxyl and amino groups. See also peptide bond, polypeptide

pep•tide

(ˈpɛp taɪd)

n.
a compound containing two or more amino acids in which the carboxyl group of one acid is linked to the amino group of the other.
[1905–10; pept (ic) + -ide]

pep·tide

(pĕp′tīd′)
A chemical compound that is composed of a chain of two or more amino acids and is usually smaller than a protein. Some hormones and antibiotics are peptides.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peptide - amide combining the amino group of one amino acid with the carboxyl group of another; usually obtained by partial hydrolysis of protein
amide - any organic compound containing the group -CONH2
fibrinopeptide - peptide released from the amino end of fibrinogen by the action of thrombin to form fibrin during clotting of the blood
polypeptide - a peptide containing 10 to more than 100 amino acids
endorphin - a neurochemical occurring naturally in the brain and having analgesic properties
Translations

peptide

[ˈpɛptaɪd]
npeptide m
modif
peptide bond → liaison f peptidique
peptide chain → chaîne f peptidique

peptide

[ˈpɛptaɪd] npeptide m
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Measuring B-type natriuretic peptide, a cardiac neurohormone secreted by the ventricles as a specific response to volume expansion and pressure overload, proved useful in identifying acute CHF in a pilot study, so Dr.
The heart secretes A-type natriuretic peptides (ANPs) [3] and B-type natriuretic peptides (BNPs), which regulate body fluid homeostasis and vascular tone (1).
B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is a hormone released by the heart's ventricles in response to ventricular volume expansion and pressure overload; a positive result indicates probable congestive heart failure.
Localization and mechanism of secretion of B-type natriuretic peptide in comparison with those of A-type natriuretic peptide in normal subjects and patients with heart failure.
The primary care physicians looked for patients at least 40 years old with at least one identified cardiovascular risk factor whose B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) level rose above 50 pg/mL on an annual screening test.
A rapid B-type natriuretic peptide assay accurately diagnoses left ventricular dysfunction and heart failure: a multicenter evaluation Am Heart J 2002, 144: 834-9.
Are B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and N-terminal-pro-BNP useful in neonates?
Laboratory data demonstrate that B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) opposes steroidogenesis via multiple steps (2).
Objective: In this study, it was aimed to investigate the effect of streptokinase therapy in ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and conventional therapy in non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) patients on the thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) risk index (TRI), B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), and high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP)levels.
The heart failure team rolled out the new specialist service which enables patients admitted with suspected heart failure to be identified quickly using a B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) blood test.
Efforts to identify other warning signs have focused largely on two compounds, C-reactive protein and B-type natriuretic peptide.