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renin

[ ree-nin ]
/ ˈri nɪn /
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noun Biochemistry.

a proteolytic enzyme secreted by the kidneys that is involved in the release of angiotensin.

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Origin of renin

First recorded in 1890–95; ren(i)- + -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for renin

renin
/ (ˈriːnɪn) /

noun

a proteolytic enzyme secreted by the kidneys, which plays an important part in the maintenance of blood pressure

Word Origin for renin

C20: from reni- + -in
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Medical definitions for renin

renin
[ rēnĭn, rĕnĭn ]

n.

A protein-digesting enzyme that is released by the kidneys and that catalyzes the hydrolysis of angiotensinogen to angiotensin I.angiotensinogenase
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Scientific definitions for renin

renin
[ rēnĭn, rĕnĭn ]

A proteinase enzyme of high specificity that is released by the kidney and acts to raise blood pressure by activating angiotensin. See also angiotensin.
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