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ˈri nɪnrenin

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  1. renin(noun)

    a proteolytic enzyme secreted by the kidneys; catalyzes the formation of angiotensin and thus affects blood pressure


  1. renin(Noun)

    An circulating enzyme released by mammalian kidneys that converts angiotensinogen to angiotensin-I. Because its activity ultimately leads to formation of angiotensin-II and aldosterone, this hormone plays a role in maintaining blood pressure.


  1. Renin

    Renin, also known as an angiotensinogenase, is an enzyme that participates in the body's renin-angiotensin system —also known as the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone axis—that mediates extracellular volume, and arterial vasoconstriction. Thus, it regulates the body's mean arterial blood pressure. See ||rennet||

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Renin

    A highly specific (Leu-Leu) endopeptidase that generates ANGIOTENSIN I from its precursor ANGIOTENSINOGEN, leading to a cascade of reactions which elevate BLOOD PRESSURE and increase sodium retention by the kidney in the RENIN-ANGIOTENSIN SYSTEM. The enzyme was formerly listed as EC

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  1. niner

  2. inner

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of renin in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of renin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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