angiotonin

Definitions of angiotonin
  1. noun
    any of several vasoconstrictor substances (trade name Hypertensin) that cause narrowing of blood vessels
    synonyms: Hypertensin, angiotensin
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    types:
    angiotensin I
    a physiologically inactive form of angiotensin that is the precursor to angiotensin II
    angiotensin II
    a potent vasopressor agent formed from angiotensin I
    type of:
    pressor, vasoconstrictive, vasoconstrictor
    any agent that causes a narrowing of an opening of a blood vessel: cold or stress or nicotine or epinephrine or norepinephrine or angiotensin or vasopressin or certain drugs; maintains or increases blood pressure
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