bradykinin[brad′i kī′nin, -kin′in]
bradykinin definition by Webster's New World
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a kinin, CHNO, released from blood plasma by some snake venoms and certain other enzymes, which slows intestinal contractions, lowers blood pressure, etc.
Origin: ; from brady- plush Classical Greek kinein, to move: see kinetic
bradykinin definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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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.
Origin: brady- + Greek kīnein, to move; see kei-2 in Indo-European roots + -in.
bradykinin - Medical Definition
A biologically active polypeptide that forms from a blood plasma globulin and mediates the inflammatory response, increases vasodilation, and causes contraction of smooth muscle. Also called kallidin I.