natriuretic

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natriuretic

 [na″tre-u-ret´ik]
1. pertaining to natriuresis.
2. promoting natriuresis.
3. an agent that so acts.

na·tri·u·ret·ic

(nā'trē-yū-ret'ik),
1. Pertaining to or characterized by natriuresis.
2. A substance that increases urinary excretion of sodium, usually as a result of decreased tubular reabsorption of sodium ions from glomerular filtrate.

natriuretic

adjective Referring to sodium excretion (by the kidneys).
 
noun An agent (e.g., atrial natriuretic hormone) that promotes urinary excretion of sodium.

na·tri·u·ret·ic

(nā'trē-yū-ret'ik)
1. Pertaining to or characterized by natriuresis.
2. A substance that increases urinary excretion of sodium, usually as a result of decreased tubular reabsorption of sodium ions from glomerular filtrate.