medical Definition of angiotensin II
- Angiotensin II can cause vasoconstriction, aldosterone biosynthesis, prostaglandin formation or angiogenesis.
- —Nicola Glorioso et al., Science, 26 Sept. l986
- Captopril, the first approved member of this new class of antihypertensive agents, acts by inhibiting the conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II.
- —Scientific American Medicine, September 1982