angiotensin angiotensin  /ˌæn dʒi oʊ ˈtɛn sɪn/

Definition(s):

  • (n) any of several vasoconstrictor substances (trade name Hypertensin) that cause narrowing of blood vessels

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Scientists look for a chemical that will inhibit a gene that converts angiotensin to an active form that constricts blood vessels.
  2. Dialing back the renin also dials back the production of angiotensin, a protein that constricts blood vessels.
  3. Scientists look for a chemical that will inhibit a gene that converts angiotensin to an active form that constricts blood vessels.

News

  • Researchers identify 'master coordinator' for aortic rupture

    ( University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston ) Inflammation caused by angiotensin II has come to be regarded as a crucial factor in aortic dissections. Now, researchers have zeroed in on Th17 lymphocytes, identifying them as a key link in the chain between angiotensin II and catastrophic rupture of the aorta.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

Quotes

  • Dr Michael Mathai of the Florey says: "This is a significant discovery". "Our results show that mice with a deficiency in angiotensin have an increase in metabolic rate compared to normal mice, which we attribute to increased burning of fat...
    on Apr 28, 2008 By: Howard Florey Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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