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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.

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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]
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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]
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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
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Translations

an·gi·o·ten·sin

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

n angiotensina
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References in periodicals archive ?
By inhibiting APA, Firibastat decreases levels of angiotensin III in the brain, a key protein that drives vasoconstriction.
It selectively and specifically inhibits conversion of angiotensin II to angiotensin III, which exerts tonic stimulation over blood pressure.
Zhang, "Effects of angiotensin III on protein, DNA, and collagen synthesis of neonatal cardiomyocytes and cardiac fibroblasts in vitro," Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, vol.

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