[Plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) measuring].

Abstract

Brain or B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is a potent natriuretic, diuretic and vasorelaxant peptide and inhibits sympathetic tone, the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, and synthesis of vasoconstrictive molecules. The major source of plasma BNP is the cardiac ventricles. Elevated plasma BNP concentrations correlate with increased left ventricular (LV… (More)

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@article{Ashizawa2006PlasmaBN, title={[Plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) measuring].}, author={Naoto Ashizawa and Katsusuke Yano}, journal={Nihon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine}, year={2006}, volume={64 5}, pages={861-4} }