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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of three polypeptide hormones, designated I, II, and III, that function in controlling arterial blood pressure.

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  • noun biochemistry Any of several polypeptides that narrow blood vessels and thus regulate arterial pressure.

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  • noun any of several vasoconstrictor substances (trade name Hypertensin) that cause narrowing of blood vessels

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[angio– + tens(ion) + –in.]

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angio- +‎ (hyper)tensin

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