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Maintenance of Mean Arterial Pressure

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  • ANP, a diuretic, is released from atria in response to ↑ blood volume and atrial pressure
    • causes generalized vascular relaxation
    • constricts efferent renal arterioles and dilates afferent arterioles
    • involved in "escape from aldosterone" mechanism


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