- a proteolytic enzyme secreted by the kidneys that is involved in the release of angiotensin.
- a proteolytic enzyme secreted by the kidneys, which plays an important part in the maintenance of blood pressure
enzyme found in kidneys, 1894, from German Renin, from Latin renes “kidneys” + -in (2).
- A protein-digesting enzyme that is released by the kidneys and that catalyzes the hydrolysis of angiotensinogen to angiotensin I.angiotensinogenase
- A proteinase enzyme of high specificity that is released by the kidney and acts to raise blood pressure by activating angiotensin. See also angiotensin.