angiotensinogen

noun

an·​gio·​ten·​sin·​o·​gen -ten(t)-ˈsin-ə-jən How to pronounce angiotensinogen (audio)
: a glycoprotein formed chiefly in the liver that is cleaved by renin to produce angiotensin I
The enzyme renin affects blood pressure and electrolyte homeostasis by catalyzing the formation of angiotensin I from circulating angiotensinogenNicola Glorioso et al., Science

called also hypertensinogen

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“Angiotensinogen.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/angiotensinogen. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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