Definition of Bradykinin

1. Noun. (biochemistry) One of the kinins, a nonapeptide that reduces blood pressure by dilating blood vessels. ¹



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Definition of Bradykinin

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Bradykinin

1. Vasoactive nonapeptide (RPPGFSPFR) formed by action of proteases on kininogens. Very similar to kallidin (which has the same sequence but with an additional N terminal lysine). Bradykinin is a very potent vasodilator and increases permeability of post capillary venules, it acts on endothelial cells to activate phospholipase A2. It is also spasmogenic for some smooth muscle and will cause pain. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bradykinin

bradyarrhythmias
bradyarthria
bradycardia
bradycardiac
bradycardias
bradycardic
bradycinesia
bradycrotic
bradydiastole
bradyesthesia
bradyglossia
bradykinesia
bradykinesias
bradykinetic
bradykinetic analysis
bradykinin (current term)
bradykinin-potentiating peptide
bradykinin kininase
bradykinin potentiator B
bradykininogen
bradykinins
bradylalia
bradylexia
bradylogia
bradyon
bradyonic
bradyons
bradypepsia
bradyphagia

Literary usage of Bradykinin

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1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"Thus, lasma or tissue PGE2 concentration •ed in response to bradykinin in ... Similarly, bradykinin decreased proximal tubular sodium reabsorption by a ..."

2. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"bradykinin was the most potent of these secretagogues and methacholine the weakest, ... In the case of bradykinin the full rise in ((Ca2-i-)i) may involve a ..."

3. Catalyzing Inquiry at the Interface of Computing And Biology by John C. Wooley, Herbert Lin (2005)
"The hypothesis was that interaction of bradykinin with its receptor on the plasma membrane activated production of inositol- 1,4,5-trisphosphate (InsP3) ..."

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