Definition: A low molecular weight peptide of about 800-1000 having a negative inotropic effect. It is released into the circulation during experimental hemorrhagic pancreatitis, severe ischemia, and postoligemic shock.
/biosyn /physiol permitted; do not confuse with MYOCARDIAL DEPRESSANTS (see ANTI-ARRHYTHMIA AGENTS)
Other names Factor, Myocardial Depressant; Depressant Factor, Myocardial
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