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a selective regulator of the aldosterone biosynthetic pathway that acts by increasing aldosterone production and sodium retention as a result of volume depletion, with resulting increased renin production in the kidney and conversion of angiotensin I in the plasma to angiotensin II.
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re·nin-an·gi·o·ten·sin sys·tem(RAS) (rē'nin-an-jē-ō-tensin sistĕm)
Selective regulator of the aldosterone biosynthetic pathway that acts by increasing aldosterone production and sodium retention due to volume depletion.
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