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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Schrier, "In vitro and in vivo protective effect of atriopeptin III on ischemic acute renal failure," Journal of Clinical Investigation, vol.
Another hormone affecting sodium reabsorption is atrial natriuretic hormone (ANH), also known as atrial natriuretic peptide, atrial natriuretic factor, or atriopeptin.