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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BNP is a cardiac hormone with diuretic, natriuretic, and vaso-dilatory properties produced by the heart ventricles in response to volume expansion and pressure load.
BNP is a cardiac hormone secreted by cardiomyocytes into the circulation in response to states of volume expansion and pressure overload, as is the case in heart failure.
Brain natriuretic peptide as a novel cardiac hormone in humans: evidence for an exquisite dual natriuretic peptide system, atrial natriuretic peptide and brain natriuretic peptide.
Brain natriuretic peptide is a novel cardiac hormone. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications.
(1999) Insulin-like growth factor I as a cardiac hormone: physiological and pathophysiological implications in heart disease.
Nesiritide is the genetically engineered form of human b-type natriuretic peptide, a cardiac hormone secreted in response to heart failure.
"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."
Brain natriuretic peptide is a novel cardiac hormone. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 1989;158:360-8.
(11.) Crimmins DL, Kao JL The human cardiac hormone fragment N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide is an intrinsically unstructured protein.
The cardiac hormone B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is synthesized in myocytes as a prepro 134-amino acid residue molecule.
Cardiac hormones as diagnostic tools in heart failure.
Measurement of natriuretic cardiac hormones (ANP, BNP, and related peptides) in clinical practice: the need for a new generation of immunoassay methods.