Definitions

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.

Etymologies

brady- + Greek k─źnein, to move; see kei-2 in Indo-European roots + -in.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Prostaglandins 1) contribute to inflammation and 2) combine with something called bradykinin to become a potent "pain signal" for your nerve endings.

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  • American and exercising good guaifenesin the only bradykinin.

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  • Genetics can defendants gained each year strattera patients have streptoniazid bradykinin.

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  • R. patterns and bioassay of bradykinin triacetate BKTA succussions and dilution.

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  • The kalh'din-like substance produced by the venom was therefore named bradykinin (brad'ih-ky'nin; "slow-moving" G).

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  • Eventually, bradykinin, kallidin, and all similar hormones were grouped under the name kinins.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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