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An enzyme released by the kidneys that cleaves a plasma protein to produce an inactive form of angiotensin which is then converted to an active form that raises blood pressure.
[Latin rēnēs, kidneys + -in.]
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(Biochemistry) a proteolytic enzyme secreted by the kidneys, which plays an important part in the maintenance of blood pressure
[C20: from reni- + -in]
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a proteolytic enzyme secreted by the kidneys that is involved in the release of angiotensin.
[< German Renin (1897) = Latin rēn(ēs) kidneys + German -in -in1]
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|Noun||1.||renin - a proteolytic enzyme secreted by the kidneys; catalyzes the formation of angiotensin and thus affects blood pressure|
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n. renina, enzima segregada por el riñón que interviene en la regulación de la presión arterial.
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