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angiotensin

Term: angioensin

Literally meaning: “dilation of terminal veins or arteries”


Origin: Anc Greek

Anc Greek 
αγγείον/angion(=ancinet vase)+τείνω/teino(=tend)

Coined/History


Definition

It is a peptide hormone which causes arterioles to constrict raising blood pressure. 

FAMOUS AND ANCIENT