Definition of Kinins

1. Noun. (plural of kinin) ¹



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Definition of Kinins

1. kinin [n] - See also: kinin

Medical Definition of Kinins

1. Inflammatory mediators that cause dilation of blood vessels and altered vascular permeability. Kinins are small peptides produced from kininogen by kallikrein and are broken down by kininases. Act on phospholipase and increase arachidonic acid release and thus prostaglandin (PGE2) production. See: bradykinin, kallidin, C2 kinin. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Kinins

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kingwood tree
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kinic
kinic acid
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kinilaw
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kinin 9
kininogen
kininogenase
kininogenin
kininogens
kinins (current term)
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kinkinesses

Literary usage of Kinins

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"The peptide has 28 omino acid residues and is chemically distinct from the kinins, "substance P," glucagon, and secretin. Polypeptide hormones regulate many ..."

2. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"The vasoactive cationic polypeptides released from the lysosomes of polymorpho- nuclears and the basic kinins may act on the BM in the same way. Summary. ..."

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