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Medical Term:

proatrial natriuretic

 

Definition: Propeptide that is released by atrial and ventricular myocardium in response to increased wall stress and further cleaved into atrial-derived A-type natriuretic peptide (ANP) and the N-terminal fragment (N-ANP).

Synonym(s): Pro-ANP

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