Definitions for "Angiotensin"
converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor - a medication that lowers blood pressure. ankle sprain - overstretched lateral (outside) ligament of the ankle joint. anosmia - absence of the sense of smell.
either of two forms of a protein associated with regulation of blood pressure; angiotensin I, produced by action of renin on angiotensinogen, is converted by a plasma enzyme into angiotensin II which releases aldosterone
(an´ jee oh ten´ sin) • A peptide hormone that raises blood pressure by causing peripheral vessels to constrict; maintains glomerular filtration by constricting efferent glomerular vessels; stimulates thirst; and stimulates the release of aldosterone.
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