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angiotensin receptor

 

Definition: cell-surface G-protein–coupled receptors that mediate the effects of angiotensin II. Two types are recognized: AT1 and AT2. The former mediates the powerful vascular smooth-muscle contraction responsible for the hypertensive response produced by angiotensin II; the latter modulates renin biosynthesis and angiotensin II formation.

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