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  • Natriuretic — The discharge of sodium through urine is known as natriuresis . Natriuretic can refer to: Atrial natriuretic peptide Brain natriuretic peptide C type natriuretic peptide References Levin ER, Gardner DG, Samson WK (July 1998). Natriuretic peptides …   Wikipedia

  • natriuretic — Of a substance or hormone, causing natriuresis (elimination of extra sodium in the urine). See atrial natriuretic peptide …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Natriuretic peptide precursor C — Natriuretic peptide C Identifiers Symbols NPPC; CNP External IDs OMIM:  …   Wikipedia

  • Natriuretic peptide — refers to a peptide which induces natriuresis (the discharge of sodium through urine). Types include: Atrial natriuretic peptide: atria Brain natriuretic peptide: ventricles in humans, brains in pigs C type natriuretic peptide Dendroaspis… …   Wikipedia

  • Natriuretic peptide — One of the peptides that causes natriuresis, the excretion of an excessively large amount of sodium in the urine. The natriuretic peptides are produced by the heart and vasculature: {{}}A type natriuretic peptide is secreted largely by the atrial …   Medical dictionary

  • natriuretic peptides — Family of four peptides all sharing significant sequence homology and all act through guanylyl cyclase. C type natriuretic peptide (CNP 22) is a vasodilator and plays an important part in regulating blood pressure, renal function and volume… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • natriuretic peptide — any of several peptides that stimulate diuresis (increased urine production) and vasodilatation (widening of blood vessels). They act on the kidney tubules to promote excretion of sodium (natriuresis) and water. Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP)… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • natriuretic — adjective or noun see natriuresis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • natriuretic — See natriuresis. * * * …   Universalium

  • natriuretic — 1. adjective Of or pertaining to natriuresis 2. noun Any substance that inhibits the reabsorption of cations, especially sodium, from urine …   Wiktionary

  • Natriuretic — Causing natriuresis, the excretion of an excessively large amount of sodium in the urine. A hybrid of the Latin natrium = sodium and the Greek ouresis = a making water. * * * 1. Pertaining to or characterized by natriuresis. 2. A substance that… …   Medical dictionary

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