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A biologically active polypeptide, consisting of nine amino acids, that forms from a blood plasma globulin and mediates the inflammatory response, increases vasodilation, and causes contraction of smooth muscle.
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(Physiology) a peptide in blood plasma that dilates blood vessels and causes contraction of smooth muscles. Formula: C50H73N15O11
[C20: from brady- + Greek kin(ēsis) motion + -in]
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brad•y•kin•in(ˌbræd ɪˈkɪn ɪn, -ˈkaɪ nɪn)
a peptide hormone that dilates blood vessels and increases capillary permeability.
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