cardiac hormone

herz hor·mone

a substance present in extracts of cardiac tissue that augments cardiac contraction; possibly adenosine, a catecholamine, or some nonspecific stimulant present generally in tissues.

cardiac hormone

An obsolete term for any substance—e.g., adenosine, catecholamines or others—derived from cardiac tissue extracts which augments cardiac contractility.
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While previous studies have returned mixed results with respect to the approach of "guided therapy" with natriuretic peptide testing, the reduction in total cardiovascular events in the NT-proBNP arm suggests the important role of this cardiac hormone in the management of heart failure," Dr.
Scios is proud to have discovered and developed this genetically engineered cardiac hormone which is unlike any product currently available for acute episodes of congestive heart failure.
Crimmins DL, Kao JL The human cardiac hormone fragment N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide is an intrinsically unstructured protein.
BNP is a cardiac hormone secreted mainly from the heart's ventricles, and has been shown to correlate with the severity and prognosis of heart failure.
of B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP), a cardiac hormone,
Nesiritide is a genetically engineered form of the naturally occurring cardiac hormone BNP (b-type natriuretic peptide), which is produced in increased amounts by the ventricles in the heart in response to heart failure.
Natrecor is a genetically-engineered form of the naturally-occurring cardiac hormone human b-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), which is produced primarily in the ventricle of the heart.
BNP is a cardiac hormone currently in preclinical development at Scios as a potential treatment for acute congestive heart failure.