a proteolytic enzyme secreted by the kidneys that is involved in the release of angiotensin.
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British Dictionary definitions for renin
a proteolytic enzyme secreted by the kidneys, which plays an important part in the maintenance of blood pressure
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Scientific definitions for renin
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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