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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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