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re·nin

 (rē′nĭn, rĕn′ĭn)
n.
An enzyme released by the kidneys that cleaves a plasma protein to produce an inactive form of angiotensin which is then converted to an active form that raises blood pressure.

[Latin rēnēs, kidneys + -in.]

renin

(ˈriːnɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) a proteolytic enzyme secreted by the kidneys, which plays an important part in the maintenance of blood pressure
[C20: from reni- + -in]

re•nin

(ˈri nɪn)

n.
a proteolytic enzyme secreted by the kidneys that is involved in the release of angiotensin.
[< German Renin (1897) = Latin rēn(ēs) kidneys + German -in -in1]
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Noun1.renin - a proteolytic enzyme secreted by the kidneys; catalyzes the formation of angiotensin and thus affects blood pressure
peptidase, protease, proteinase, proteolytic enzyme - any enzyme that catalyzes the splitting of proteins into smaller peptide fractions and amino acids by a process known as proteolysis
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re·nin

[MIM*179820]
n. renina, enzima segregada por el riñón que interviene en la regulación de la presión arterial.
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* Activation of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system which counters the action of diuretics by increasing sodium reabsorption in the distal tubules (aldosterone) and in both the proximal and distal tubules (angiotensin II and its by-products).
Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System and Natriuretic Peptides as Possible Targets of Waon Therapy in Heart Failure.
The link between the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and renal injury in obesity and the metabolic syndrome.
In the Phase II-III clinical programme, nearly all the patients receiving Veltassa were on renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors (RAASi) at baseline.
Pringle, "Roles of the circulating renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system in human pregnancy," American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, vol.
Moreover, the intrinsic activity of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system reflected by the renal plasma flow response to infused angiotensin II was also elevated.[15] Resnick et al .
The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system in vascular inflammation and remodeling.
Ahn et al., "Thyroxine treatment induces upregulation of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system due to decreasing effective plasma volume in patients with primary myxoedema," Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation , vol.
Translated on the kidney level, the sympathetic nervous system will promote the release of renin with subsequent activation of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. If concentrations of angiotensin II and antidiuretic hormone are high, they can induce a renal afferent vasoconstriction and reduced medullary blood flow to such an extent so as to account for oliguria [2-5].
Trivedi, "Renin-angiotensin system gene expression and neurodegenerative diseases," Journal of the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System, vol.
Renoprotective effects of green tea extract on renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system in chronic cyclosporine-treated rat.
The care of patients with heart failure (HF) [2] and reduced ejection fraction has traditionally included therapies resulting in inhibition of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system; specifically, current clinical practice guidelines articulate use of either angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEi) or angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) as first-line therapy for patients with HF and left ventricular ejection fraction <40% (1).