January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1878
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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.


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