angiotensin

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an·gio·ten·sin

noun \ˌan-jē-ō-ˈten(t)-sən\

Definition of ANGIOTENSIN

:  either of two forms of a kinin of which one has marked vasoconstrictive action; also :  a synthetic amide derivative of the physiologically active form used to treat some forms of hypotension

Origin of ANGIOTENSIN

angi- + hypertension + -in
First Known Use: 1958

an·gio·ten·sin

noun \ˌan-jē-ō-ˈten(t)-sən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ANGIOTENSIN

1
: either of two forms of a kinin of which one has marked physiological activity and the other is its physiologically inactive precursor; especially : angiotensin ii
2
: a synthetic amide derivative of angiotensin II used to treat some forms of hypotension

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