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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Clearance and early hydrolysis of atrial natriuretic factor in vivo.
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The hormone is known as Atrial Natriuretic Factor and was first discovered in 1981 by Adolfo de Bold, then at Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.
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