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angiotensinase

Pronunciation: an′jē-ō-ten′sin-ās

Definition: Former name for the enzyme responsible for converting angiotensin I to II; now applied to the enzyme that degrades angiotensin II. It hydrolyzes a peptide bond between a tyrosyl and an isoleucyl residue.

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