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Here is a quick mnemonic “NATRIURETIC to remember about Natriuretic Peptides

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, NExT Medical Step 1&2, MBBS, NEET PG, INI-CET, FMGE,MCAT & NCLEX exams

Natriuretic Peptides : How To Remember Easily ?

  • N – Natriuretic peptides (ANP and BNP) are released into circulation when the atria and ventricles are distended.
  • A – Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) is stored in secretory granules within atrial myocytes.
  • T – The high-molecular-weight precursor of ANP is stored in the atrial myocytes.
  • R – Released ANP and BNP bind to the natriuretic receptor-A.
  • I – Inhibiting sodium reabsorption in the proximal tubule is one of the effects of ANP and BNP.
  • U – Ultimately, elevated levels of natriuretic peptides oppose sodium retention in hypervolemic and edematous states.
  • R – Resistance to the actions of natriuretic peptides may be increased in edematous states.
  • E – Elevated circulating levels of ANP and BNP are observed in heart failure and cirrhosis with ascites.
  • T – The capacity of natriuretic peptides to oppose sodium retention is important in hypervolemic and edematous states.
  • I – Inhibiting the release of renin and aldosterone is another effect of ANP and BNP.
  • C – Control of sodium and water balance is done

Mnemonic :  NATRIURETIC 

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