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endothelin


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Any of several related peptides, one of which, endothelin 1 ( ET-1), is released by the endothelium of blood vessels and is a potent vasopressor, causing constriction of vessels and raising blood pressure. The other endothelins resemble ET-1 structurally but are synthesized in other tissues.

Subjects: Chemistry — Medicine and Health.


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