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Meaning of angiotensin

an•gi•o•ten•sin

Pronunciation: (an"jē-ō-ten'sin), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. any of three oligopeptides occurring in plasma, an inactive formand two varietiesandthat elevate blood pressure and stimulate the adrenal cortex to secrete aldosterone.
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