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angiotensin

Pronunciation: an′jē-ō-ten′sin

Definition: A family of peptides of known and similar sequence, with vasoconstrictive activity, produced by enzymatic action of renin on angiotensin-converting ezyme from angiotensinogen.

See: angiotensin I, angiotensin II, angiotensin III

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