angiotensinogen

noun
an·​gio·​ten·​sin·​o·​gen | \ -ten(t)-ˈsin-ə-jən How to pronounce angiotensinogen (audio) \

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., Science, 26 Sept. 1986

called also hypertensinogen

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“Angiotensinogen.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/angiotensinogen. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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