renin


renin

noun Biochemistry.

  1. a proteolytic enzyme secreted by the kidneys that is involved in the release of angiotensin.

noun

  1. a proteolytic enzyme secreted by the kidneys, which plays an important part in the maintenance of blood pressure
n.

enzyme found in kidneys, 1894, from German Renin, from Latin renes “kidneys” + -in (2).

n.

  1. A protein-digesting enzyme that is released by the kidneys and that catalyzes the hydrolysis of angiotensinogen to angiotensin I.angiotensinogenase

  1. A proteinase enzyme of high specificity that is released by the kidney and acts to raise blood pressure by activating angiotensin. See also angiotensin.

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