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Related to angiotensin: angiotensin II, Angiotensin receptor, Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors
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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