Definition of renin in English:
noun[mass noun] Biochemistry
An enzyme secreted by and stored in the kidneys which promotes the production of the protein angiotensin.
- The greatest cause is probably due to lower production of hormones such as renin, angiotensin and aldosterone, caused by the increased stress (these hormones assist the body in retaining fluid).
- All these changes act directly or indirectly as stimuli for the release of the enzyme renin in the kidneys, triggering a sequence of chemical events in the blood of which the end product is angiotensin II.
- By causing volume and sodium depletion, thiazide diuretics stimulate the production of renin and angiotensin.
Definition of renin in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan