Literally meaning: “that which breaks up vessels”
Origin: Anc Greek
αγγείο/aggio (=vessel, receptacle) > άγγος/aggos(=tube)
+ λύσις/lysis (=loosing) > λύω/leo (break up, solve) à dissolution or a riot
The term was coined by Bernhard Glodny and Guido F Pauli after angiolysin isolation from renal medulla and named it due to its extremely potent vasodilatory properties.
Bernhard Glodny, and Guido F Pauli, The Vasodepressor Function of the Kidney: Further Characterization of Medullipin and a Second Hormone Designated Angiolysin Hypertension Research (2006) 29, 533–544; doi:10.1291/hypres.29.533
Angiolysin is a vasodilator hormone from renal medulla of kidneys .