angiotensin

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noun an·gio·ten·sin \ 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 and Etymology of angiotensin

angi- + hypertension + -in


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angiotensin

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noun an·gio·ten·sin \ ˌan-jē-ō-ˈten(t)-sən \

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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