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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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.
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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.
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Cardiac hormones as diagnostic tools in heart failure.