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

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Recent Examples on the Web Dysregulation of the bradykinin system can cause blood vessels to essentially leak—which could explain why doctors were seeing patients with so much fluid in their lungs. Doug Strickland, Popular Mechanics, 6 Sep. 2021

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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 18 May. 2022.

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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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