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Natriuretic hormone

Definition
noun
A hormone released in response to an expansion of plasma volume, and functions in the regulation of sodium excretion by increasing the natriuretic capacity of plasma and promoting Na/K ATPase inhibition.
Supplement
The failure of the body to respond to the effects of natriuretic hormone in the body is assumed to be one of the factors in the development of hypertension.
Synonym(s):

  • Natriuretic factor

Related term(s):

  • atrial natriuretic hormone


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