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natriuretic

[¦nā·trē·yu̇′red·ik]
(pharmacology)
A medicinal agent which inhibits reabsorption of cations, particularly sodium, from urine.
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This case shows that even minor head injuries can cause disruptions to the neural inputs to the kidney and/or central production of circulating natriuretic factors that eventually contribute to CSWS.
Clearance and early hydrolysis of atrial natriuretic factor in vivo.
de Bold, "Atrial natriuretic factor: a hormone produced by the heart," Science, vol.
Chertow et al., "Atrial natriuretic factor in oliguric acute renal failure," The American Journal of Kidney Diseases, vol.
Atrial natriuretic factor and salt wasting after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage.
N-terminal pro-atrial natriuretic factor is released from a prohormone in the cardiac atria.
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.)
Secreted by the heart, the hormone -- calledatrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) or atrial natriuretic factor -- can act as a diuretic, influencing fluid movement.
Semi-quantitative RT PCR was performed to examine mRNA expression of atrial natriuretic factor (ANF) (5-CGGTGTCCA ACACAGATCTGAT-3 and 5-GGCTCCAATCCTGTCAATCC TAC-3) and brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) (5-CGAGACA AGGGAGAACACG-3 and 5-CCAAAGCAGCTTGAGATA TGT-3).