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adrenomedullin

 

Definition: A peptide produced by vascular endothelium and the adrenal medulla; in experimental animal studies, it exerts a long-lasting hypotensive effect associated with reduced vascular resistance and inhibition of aldosterone secretion from the zona glomerulosa of the adrenal cortex.

[adreno- + medulla + -in]

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