TITLE

renin

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1878
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "renin" is presented. It is an enzyme that catalyzes splitting of angiotensinogen into angiotensin I, which again is converted to angiotensin II. Angiotensin II stimulates vasoconstriction and secretion of aldosterone. The enzyme is produced by the kidney.
ACCESSION #
21243849

 

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