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See also: Angiotensin
angiotensin (plural angiotensins)
- (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)