Atrial-natriuretic-peptide definition

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.
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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.
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(biochemistry) A strong vasodilatory, peptide hormone, secreted by the cardiac muscle cells.
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Noun

Singular:
atrial-natriuretic-peptide
Plural:
atrial natriuretic peptides