angiotensinase

[ ăn′jē-ō-tĕnsə-nās′, -nāz′ ]

n.

A peptidase in tissues and plasma that degrades angiotensin II.
Any of several enzymes in the blood that hydrolyze angiotensin.

Nearby words

  1. angiotensin iii,
  2. angiotensin precursor,
  3. angiotensin receptor blocker ,
  4. angiotensin-converting enzyme,
  5. angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor,
  6. angiotensinogen,
  7. angiotensinogenase,
  8. angiotomy,
  9. angiotonia,
  10. angiotribe


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