How Do You Spell ANP?
ANP (pronounced /ˌeɪ ɛn ˈpi/) stands for atrial natriuretic peptide, a hormone produced and released by the heart's atrial cells. It is involved in the regulation of blood pressure and fluid balance in the body. The spelling of ANP is phonetically represented by the IPA transcription, with the first two letters pronounced as the vowel diphthong /eɪ/ and the third letter as the vocalic consonant /n/. The final two letters of the acronym are pronounced separately as the unaspirated stop consonant /p/ sound.