RENIN

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A proteolytic enzyme which is made, stored, and emanates from juxtaglomerular cells located within the kidney. Regulates blood pressure by providing the catalyst for the conversion of angiotensinogen to angiotensin I.

RENIN: "The enzyme renin is the leading cause of the development of hypertension."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "RENIN," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/renin/ (accessed June 30, 2022).

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