Medical Definition of Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system

1. The hormones, renin, angiotensin, and aldosterone work together to regulate blood pressure. A sustained fall in blood pressure causes the kidney to release renin. This is converted to angiotensin in the circulation. Angiotensin then raises blood pressure directly by arteriolar constriction and stimulates adrenal gland to produce aldosterone which promotes sodium and water retention by kidney, such that blood volume and blood pressure increase. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone System

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renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (current term)
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