from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A biologically active polypeptide, consisting of nine amino acids, that forms from a blood plasma globulin and mediates the inflammatory response, increases vasodilation, and causes contraction of smooth muscle.
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- n. One of the kinins, a nonapeptide that reduces blood pressure by dilating blood vessels.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a hypotensive tissue hormone (C50H73N15O11) which acts on smooth muscle, dilates peripheral vessels and increases capillary permeability. It is formed locally in injured tissue and is believed to play a role in the inflammatory process. It is a nonapeptide with the sequence: Arg-Pro-Pro-Gly-Phe-Ser-Pro-Phe-Arg.
One key chemical, called bradykinin, stimulates the nasal membranes to make runny, watery mucus and activates nerve endings in the throat, making it feel scratchy and sore.
Upon the inflation of the alveoli, the lungs release a substance called bradykinin, which causes contraction in smooth muscle and is thought to be partially responsible for contraction of the ductus arteriosus.
Prostaglandins 1) contribute to inflammation and 2) combine with something called bradykinin to become a potent "pain signal" for your nerve endings.
American and exercising good guaifenesin the only bradykinin.
Genetics can defendants gained each year strattera patients have streptoniazid bradykinin.
R. patterns and bioassay of bradykinin triacetate BKTA succussions and dilution.
The kalh'din-like substance produced by the venom was therefore named bradykinin (brad'ih-ky'nin; "slow-moving" G).
Eventually, bradykinin, kallidin, and all similar hormones were grouped under the name kinins.
These, in order, and using the Brand abbreviations, are: arg-pro-pro-gly-phe-ser-pro-phe-arg Kalladin II has a tenth amino acid, lysine (lys), which occurs at the extreme left of the bradykinin chain.
MTB using radiolabeled glutathione (B) or bradykinin (C) in the absence (no inhibitor) or presence of unlabeled dipeptide or glutathione (1 mM) as indicated.
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