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kallidin

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n. a naturally occurring polypeptide consisting of ten amino acids. Kallidin is a powerful vasodilator and causes contraction of smooth muscle; it is formed in the blood under...

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kinin

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(ky-nin)

one of a group of naturally occurring polypeptides that are powerful vasodilators, which lower blood pressure, and cause contraction of smooth muscle.

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Lys-bradykinin

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abbr. for lysylbradykinin (i.e. kallidin); see bradykinin.

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lysylbradykinin

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an alternative name for kallidin; see bradykinin.

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Met-Lys-bradykinin

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

a short name for methionyllysylbradykinin; see bradykinin.

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prostacyclin

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

An eicosanoid normally produced from prostaglandin H2 by endothelial cells lining the walls of blood vessels. It inhibits blood clotting by preventing the aggregation of platelets and...

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tachykinin

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A group of neuropeptide hormones encoded by two genes, one encoding a precursor containing both substance P and neurokinin A (formerly substance K), the other encoding a precursor...

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vasodilator

Overview page. Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

Any drug or substance that causes an increase in the diameter of blood vessels and increased blood flow. Examples include nitrates, adrenomedullin, bradykinin, atrial natriuretic peptide,...

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