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What hormones does the heart secrete?

1 Answer
Apr 15, 2016

Answer:

Atrial Natriuretic Peptide (ANP)

Explanation:

The ANP is secreted from the atrial walls when they become stretched. During heart failure, the atrial walls become very much stretched and release large amount of ANP; much higher than the normal level. In case of severe heart failure, the circulating level of ANP in the blood may increase tenfold.
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FUNCTION:
The ANP increases sodium excretion by kidneys, and reduces blood pressure.

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