bradykinin

noun
bra·​dy·​ki·​nin | \ ˌbrā-di-ˈkī-nən How to pronounce bradykinin (audio) \

Definition of bradykinin

: a kinin that is formed locally in injured tissue, acts in vasodilation of small arterioles, is considered to play a part in inflammatory processes, and is composed of a chain of nine amino acid residues

First Known Use of bradykinin

1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Bradykinin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bradykinin. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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bradykinin

noun
bra·​dy·​ki·​nin | \ -ˈkī-nən How to pronounce bradykinin (audio) \

Medical Definition of bradykinin

: a kinin that is formed locally in injured tissue, acts in vasodilation of small arterioles, is considered to play a part in inflammatory processes, and is composed of a chain of nine amino acid residues — see kallidin

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