- a peptide hormone that dilates peripheral blood vessels and increases capillary permeability.
Origin of bradykinin
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- a peptide in blood plasma that dilates blood vessels and causes contraction of smooth muscles. Formula: C 50 H 73 N 15 O 11
C20: from brady- + Greek kin (ēsis) motion + -in
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- A biologically active polypeptide that forms from a blood plasma globulin and mediates the inflammatory response, increases vasodilation, and causes contraction of smooth muscle.kallidin I
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