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angiotensin

an jee oh ten sin

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

  • The other categories of medications include beta-blockers, which moderate heart rate and the angiotensin system; calcium-channel blockers, which obstruct the tiny ducts in cells .
  • Scientists look for a chemical that will inhibit a gene that converts angiotensin to an active form that constricts blood vessels.
  • Clearly, the country was closing in on a big medical win--with medications like beta blockers and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors making big contributions to that .
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  • 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.
    June 20, 2013 - EurekAlert!

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