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Any of several polypeptide hormones, designated by Roman numerals, that are involved in the regulation of blood pressure, especially one of them, angiotensin II, which is a strong vasopressor.
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(Biochemistry) a peptide of physiological importance that is capable of causing constriction of blood vessels, which raises blood pressure
[from angio- + tense1 + -in]
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an•gi•o•ten•sin(ˌæn dʒi oʊˈtɛn sɪn)
a plasma protein that elevates blood pressure and stimulates the adrenal cortex to produce the hormone aldosterone.
[1960–65; probably angio(tonin) + (hyper)tensin, earlier names for the substance]
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|Noun||1.||angiotensin - any of several vasoconstrictor substances (trade name Hypertensin) that cause narrowing of blood vessels|
angiotensin I - a physiologically inactive form of angiotensin that is the precursor to angiotensin II
angiotensin II - a potent vasopressor agent formed from angiotensin I
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n. angiotensina, agente presor en los trastornos hipotensivos, estimulante de la aldosterona.
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