Atrial natriuretic factor: a hormone secreted by the heart

@article{Macchia2005AtrialNF,
  title={Atrial natriuretic factor: a hormone secreted by the heart},
  author={D. D. Macchia},
  journal={Pharmaceutisch Weekblad},
  year={2005},
  volume={9},
  pages={305-314}
}
It is now known that cardiac atria play an important role in blood pressure and volume regulation. Mechanical distension of the atria results in the release of a potent diuretic and natriuretic agent or agents termed the atrial natriuretic factor (ANF). Several structurally related forms of ANF exist in man and it is thought that these represent precursory forms of a single optimally active molecule and/or the presence of more than one form of active ANF. The chemical structure of ANF between… Expand
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