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endothelin

noun en·do·the·lin \ ˌen-dō-ˈthē-lin \

medical Definition of endothelin

: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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