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angiotensin II

Pronunciation: an′jē-ō-ten′sin

Definition: A vasoactive octapeptide produced by the action of angiotensin-converting enzyme on angiotensin I; produces stimulation of vascular smooth muscle, promotes aldosterone production, and stimulates the sympathetic nervous system.

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