Definition of angiotensin in English:
noun[mass noun] Biochemistry
A protein whose presence in the blood promotes aldosterone secretion and tends to raise blood pressure.
- The hypotensive response to captopril is accompanied by a decrease in plasma aldosterone and angiotensin II levels and an increase in plasma renin levels.
- One example is the antihypertensive effect of dietary peptides derived from milk protein, mediated by angiotensin converting enzyme inhibition.
- Among the drugs most widely employed used to lower blood pressure are the angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors.
Definition of angiotensin in:
- US English dictionary