Definition of angiotensin in English:


Syllabification: an·gi·o·ten·sin
Pronunciation: /ˌanjē-ōˈtensin


  • A protein whose presence in the blood promotes aldosterone secretion and tends to raise blood pressure.
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    • 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.


1950s: from angio- + (hyper)tens(ion) + -in1.

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