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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: kal'i-din


A decapeptide vasodilator consisting of bradykinin with a lysyl group attached to the amino terminus. This group can be removed by an aminopeptidase in the blood to yield bradykinin.

Synonym(s): bradykininogen, kallidin 10, kallidin II, kinin 10, lysyl-bradykinin

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