Definition of Renin

1. Noun. A proteolytic enzyme secreted by the kidneys; catalyzes the formation of angiotensin and thus affects blood pressure.




Definition of Renin

1. Noun. (enzyme) 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. ¹

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Definition of Renin

1. an enzyme [n -S] - See also: enzyme

Medical Definition of Renin

1. An enzyme of the hydrolase class that catalyses cleavage of the leucine leucine bond in angiotensin to generate angiotensin. 1. The enzyme is synthesised as inactive prorenin in the kidney and released into the blood in the active form in response to various metabolic stimuli. Not to be confused with rennin (chymosin). (25 Jun 1999)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Renin

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renicing
reniculus
renidification
renied
renierite
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reniform
reniform leaf
reniform pelvis
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renigged
renigging
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renin (current term)
renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system
renin-angiotensin system
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reniportal
renitence
renitences
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renminbi
renminbis

Literary usage of Renin

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1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"Mechanism of Prostaglandin E2 Stimulation of renin Secretion (40325) JL OSBORN, ... In the present ents, the mechanism by which PGE2 es renin secretion was ..."

2. A Manual of Clinical Chemistry, Microscopy and Bacteriology by Martin Klopstock, A. Kowarsky (1905)
"... estimation of pepsin, the length of the digested column of egg- albumin (in millimetres) being proportional to the amount of pepsin. 7. renin and ..."

3. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"However, unlike most human hypertension the renin system does not appear to be ... renin TRANSGENIC RATS. A transgenic Sprague-Dawley rat model has been ..."

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