en·​do·​the·​lin ˌen-dō-ˈthē-lin How to pronounce endothelin (audio)
: any of several polypeptides consisting of 21 amino acid residues that are produced in various cells and tissues, that play a role in regulating vasomotor activity, cell proliferation, and the production of hormones, and that have been implicated in the development of vascular disease

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“Endothelin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/endothelin. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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