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angiotensin

[‚an·jē·ə′ten·sən]
(biochemistry)
A decapeptide hormone that influences blood vessel constriction and aldosterone secretion by the adrenal cortex. Also known as hypertensin.
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68) Renin snips off a small portion of the angiotensinogen molecule, producing a short amino acid chain called angiotensin I.
One large question that still remains unanswered is the importance of ACE escape (ie, other enzymes may convert angiotensin I to angiotensin II and bypass ACE).
The enzyme converts angiotensin I to angiotensin II.
Normally, ACE converts the compound angiotensin I into angiotensin II, which induces the blood vessels to constrict and blood pressure to rise.

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