Atrial Hormones and Other Natriuretic Factors

  • Patrick J. Mulrow
  • Robert Schrier

Part of the Clinical Physiology Series book series (CLINPHY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Atrial Hormones

    1. Kenneth D. Bloch, J. G. Seidman, Christine E. Seidman
      Pages 7-17
    2. R. E. Lang, H. Ruskoaho, M. Toth, D. Ganten, T. Unger, R. Dietz
      Pages 19-31
    3. Roger C. Wiegand, Mark L. Day, Charles P. Rodi, David Schwartz, Philip Needleman
      Pages 33-38
    4. Tadashi Inagami, Teruaki Imada, Issei Tanaka, Ryoichi Takayanagi, Mitsuhide Naruse, Richard J. Rodeheffer et al.
      Pages 39-52
    5. Steven A. Atlas, John H. Laragh
      Pages 53-76
    6. Gaétan Thibault, Raul Garcia, Ernesto L. Schiffrin, Andre De Léan, Peter W. Schiller, Jolanta Gutkowska et al.
      Pages 77-82
    7. Barbara J. Ballermann, B. Rentz Dunn, Ramon E. Mendez, Mark L. Zeidel, Julian L. Seifter, Barry M. Brenner
      Pages 83-92
    8. Patrick J. Mulrow, Roberto Franco-Saenz, K. Atarashi, Masao Takagi, Mari Takagi
      Pages 93-109
    9. Eric A. Espiner, M. Gary Nicholls, A. Mark Richards, Ross C. Cuneo, Tim G. Yandle, Hamid Ikram
      Pages 117-125
  3. Other Natriuretic Factors

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 173-178

About this book


For the first time, two vital physiological systems--the Na+-K+-ATPase inhibitor and the atrial hormones--are explored in one essential volume. Chapters exploring the atrial natriuretic factor describe the remarkable progress since de Bold's classic 1981 experiment, from advances in characterizing gene structure to measurement of blood levels in human disease. The book chronicles the important actions of this new hormonal system (aside from its effect on the kidney) in dilating blood vessels, inhibiting aldosterone and renin secretion, and increasing vascular permeability. The last three chapters describe the latest findings in the area of the Na+-K+-ATPase inhibitor, including factors of volume control and hypertension, arterial hypertension, and sodium-transport inhibitors as physiological regulators of the sodium pump.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Patrick J. Mulrow
    • 1
  • Robert Schrier
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MedicineMedical College of OhioToledoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Medicine Health Science CenterUniversity of ColoradoDenverUSA

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