renin

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renin (uncountable)

  1. (biochemistry) An circulating enzyme released by mammalian kidneys that converts angiotensinogen to angiotensin-I. Because its activity ultimately leads to formation of angiotensin-II and aldosterone, this hormone plays a role in maintaining blood pressure.

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Last modified on 18 June 2013, at 23:20