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angiotensinogen

noun an·gio·ten·sin·o·gen \ -ten(t)-ˈsin-ə-jən \

medical Definition of angiotensinogen

: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 angiotensinogen
  • —Nicola Glorioso et al.Science26 Sept. 1986
called also hypertensinogen

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