kallidin

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kallidin

 [kal´ĭ-din]
lysyl-bradykinin, a kinin produced by the action of tissue and glandular kallikreins on low-molecular-weight kininogen and having physiologic effects similar to those of bradykinin. Formerly, the term was applied to several different peptides: bradykinin was called kallidin I or 9 and lysyl-bradykinin was called kallidin II or 10.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

kal·li·din

(kal'i-din),
A decapeptide vasodilator consisting of bradykinin with a lysyl group attached to the amino terminus. This group can be removed by an aminopeptidase in the blood to yield bradykinin.
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