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Excretion of excessive amounts of sodium in the urine.

[New Latin natriūrēsis : natrium, sodium (from French natron, natron; see natron) + ūrēsis, urination (from Greek ourēsis, from ourein, to urinate; see uretic).]

na′tri·u·ret′ic (-rĕt′ĭk) adj.
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(Pharmacology) any substance that prevents the re-absorption of sodium from urine
(Medicine) of or relating to natriuresis
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Adj.1.natriuretic - of or relating to natriuresis
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n. natriurético-a. V.: diuretic.
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Ghrelin Improves the Fine Structure of Atrial Natriuretic Factor (ANF) Granules and Intercalated Disc Junctions in Experimentally-Induced Myocardial Infarction in Rats
Primers for atrial natriuretic factor (ANF), matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9, MMP-13 and [beta]-actin are shown in Table 1.
The most probable process involves disruption of neural inputs to the kidney and/or central production of a circulating natriuretic factor [6, 7, 11, 12, 16, 17].
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