angiotensin

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

angio- +‎ (hyper)tensin

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ændʒɪəʊˈtɛnsɪn/

Noun[edit]

angiotensin (plural angiotensins)

  1. (biochemistry) Any of several polypeptides that narrow blood vessels and thus regulate arterial pressure.
    • 2001: In addition to stimulating the srteries to constrict, angiotensin also acts on the kidneys to suppress urine production, and acts on the brain to stimulate thirst and drinking behaviour. — Leslie Iversen, Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2001, p. 43)

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