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an·gi·o·ten·sin

 (ăn′jē-ō-tĕn′sĭn)
n.
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.

angiotensin

(ˌændʒɪəˈtɛnsɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) a peptide of physiological importance that is capable of causing constriction of blood vessels, which raises blood pressure
[from angio- + tense1 + -in]

an•gi•o•ten•sin

(ˌæn dʒi oʊˈtɛn sɪn)

n.
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
pressor, vasoconstrictive, vasoconstrictor - any agent that causes a narrowing of an opening of a blood vessel: cold or stress or nicotine or epinephrine or norepinephrine or angiotensin or vasopressin or certain drugs; maintains or increases blood pressure
Translations

an·gi·o·ten·sin

n. angiotensina, agente presor en los trastornos hipotensivos, estimulante de la aldosterona.

angiotensin

n angiotensina
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Withholding versus continuing angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin II receptor blockers before noncardiac surgery: an analysis of the Vascular Events in Noncardiac Surgery Patients Cohort Evaluation prospective cohort.
Wu, Purification and characterisation of angiotensin I converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitory peptides derived from enzymatic hydrolysate of ovotransferrin, Food Chem., 126, 1614 (2011).
Hicks, Ph.D., from Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, and colleagues conducted a population-based cohort study involving 992,061 patients newly treated with antihypertensive drugs to examine whether use of ACEIs versus angiotensin receptor blockers was correlated with the risk for lung cancer.
They wrote: "The use of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors was associated with a 14% increased risk of lung cancer.
Another example of new codes in Table XWO is Giapreza, an FDA-approved synthetic human angiotensin II used to raise the critically low blood pressure in a patient with septic or other distributive shock, which can affect blood flow to vital organs.
Conclusion: Primary hyperaldosteronism as compared to other renin angiotensin aldosterone system disorders was found to be the leading cause of hypertension in young population.
RAS regulates the blood pressure by two receptors of angiotensin II receptor 1 (AT1R) and angiotensin II receptor 2 (AT2R) (6, 8).
The relationship between ARC and angiotensin levels, however, remains to be elucidated for patients already on an optimal RAS-blocker therapy, which is known to alter RAS regulation.
If so, does administration of an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor diminish the effect of ANGI to increase blood pressure?
Ji et al., "Anti-Interleukin-22-neutralizing antibody attenuates angiotensin II-induced cardiac hypertrophy in mice," Mediators of Inflammation, vol.
Pressure overload and cardiac hypertrophy share common inducers (e.g., endothelin and angiotensin II) that activate downstream matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs, such as MMP2 and MMP7) and a disintegrin and metalloproteinases (ADAMs, such as ADAM12 and ADAM17) via activating Gq protein-coupled receptors [2, 5-7].