renin

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noun re·nin \ˈrē-nən, ˈre-\

Definition of renin

  1. :  a proteolytic enzyme of the kidney that plays a major role in the release of angiotensin

Origin and Etymology of renin

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin renes


First Known Use: 1903


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renin

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noun re·nin \ˈrē-nən also ˈren-ən\

Medical Definition of renin

  1. :  a proteolytic enzyme of the blood that is produced and secreted by the juxtaglomerular cells of the kidney and hydrolyzes angiotensinogen to angiotensin I


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