angiotensin

noun
an·​gio·​ten·​sin | \ ˌan-jē-ō-ˈten(t)-sən How to pronounce angiotensin (audio) \

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

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Losartan is a generic angiotensin II receptor blocker, or ARB, and is used to treat high blood pressure as well as heart failure. NBC News, "FDA once again expands recall of blood pressure drugs," 27 June 2019 The recalls of these angiotensin II receptor blockers or ARBs continue to expand. Jen Christensen, CNN, "Pharmacy tests turn up another cancer-causing compound in heart drugs," 18 June 2019 The recalls of the class of drugs called angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) have highlighted the complex international drug supply chain with 80 percent of drug ingredients consumed by U.S. residents made at factories overseas. Ken Alltucker, USA TODAY, "Blood pressure drug recall: Teva pulls losartan tablets tainted with possible carcinogen," 13 June 2019 Patients take this class of drugs, known as angiotensin II receptor blockers, or ARBS, for blood pressure and heart failure. Thomas M. Burton, WSJ, "FDA Says Up to Two Million People Exposed to Likely Carcinogens in Blood-Pressure Drugs," 25 Jan. 2019 An example is reflected in the class of medicines that regulate the formation of angiotensin, a protein involved in the control of blood pressure. Mark C. Fishman, STAT, "The miracle of medicines," 7 May 2018 Over the next 15 years, investigations by several groups showed that renin itself did not affect blood vessels, but rather activated a blood protein called angiotensinogen, making angiotensin. Mark C. Fishman, STAT, "The miracle of medicines," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of angiotensin

1958, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for angiotensin

angi- + hypertension + -in

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angiotensin

noun
an·​gio·​ten·​sin | \ ˌan-jē-ō-ˈten(t)-sən How to pronounce angiotensin (audio) \

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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