renin-angiotensin system


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re·nin-an·gi·o·ten·sin sys·tem

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.

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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The finding that the vitamin D hormone inhibits the renin-angiotensin system generated much excitement in the field.
Renin-angiotensin system (RAS) plays a key role in the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy.
Role of The renin-Angiotensin System and Aldosterone on Cardiometabolic syndrome.
Additional antihypertensive drugs that do not block the renin-angiotensin system were used as needed to achieve blood pressure control of less than 130/80 mm Hg.
In humans, there have been but a few studies on the effects of renin-angiotensin system blockers on PAH; almost all have involved acute administration of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, and different findings have been reported (5-7).