Natriuretic peptides like NO facilitate cardiac vagal neurotransmission and bradycardia via a cGMP pathway.

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We tested the hypothesis that natriuretic peptide receptors (NPRs) that are coupled to cGMP production act in a similar way to nitric oxide (NO) by enhancing acetylcholine release and vagal-induced bradycardia. The effects of enzyme inhibitors and channel blockers on the action of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), brain-derived natriuretic peptide (BNP… (More)

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