If I only had a heart.
What sort of problems that will pose remains to be seen. "The good news is the body is usually able to find a second way to provide a physiologic response," Brody says.
The difficulty in determining the effect of ANF deficiency and the need for supplementation comes from the difficulty in finding an animal model, notes Steven Atlas of Cornell University. The problem is removing the source completely -- the atria, or storage chambers, of the heart -- without killing the animal. "The complete absence of atria hasn't been achieved experimentally," he says. The answer may come when antagonists to the hormone are found.
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|Title Annotation:||research on artrial natriuretic factor|
|Date:||Nov 30, 1985|
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