kallikrein


kal·li·kre·in

noun \ˌka-lə-ˈkrē-ən, kə-ˈli-krē-ən\

Definition of KALLIKREIN

:  a hypotensive protease that liberates kinins from blood plasma proteins and is used therapeutically for vasodilation

Origin of KALLIKREIN

German, from Greek kallikreas sweetbread, pancreas, from kalli- beautiful (from kallos beauty) + kreas flesh — more at raw
First Known Use: 1930

kal·li·kre·in

noun \ˌkal-ə-ˈkrē-ən, kə-ˈlik-rē-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of KALLIKREIN

: a hypotensive protease that liberates kinins from blood plasma proteins and is used therapeutically for vasodilation

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