renin

noun re·nin \ ˈrē-nən , ˈre- \

Definition of renin

: 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


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renin

noun re·nin \ ˈrē-nən also ˈren-ən \

medical Definition of renin

: 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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