renin :

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ree nuhn

  • n  a proteolytic enzyme secreted by the kidneys; catalyzes the formation of angiotensin and thus affects blood pressure

  • Usually renin production ceases when blood pressure reaches the proper level.
  • An injection of renin raises the blood pressure.
  • But many doctors now do, or plan to do, renin profiling on all their hypertension patients.

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