eledoisin


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eledoisin

 [el″ĕ-doi´sin]
a decapeptide from the posterior salivary gland of a species of small octopus, Eledone; it is a precursor of a large group of biologically active peptides. It has vasodilator, hypotensive, and extravascular smooth muscle stimulant properties.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

el·e·doi·sin

(el-ĕ-doy'sin),
An undecapeptide toxin that is formed in the venom gland of cephalopods of the genus Eledone and causes vasodilation and contraction of extravascular smooth muscle.
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