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angiotensin

Line breaks: angio|ten¦sin
Pronunciation: /ˌandʒɪə(ʊ)ˈtɛnsɪn
 
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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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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