kinin definition by Webster's New World
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a powerful, short-lived peptide that lowers blood pressure, increases vascular permeability, dilates blood vessels, causes smooth muscle to contract, and triggers pain
Origin: ; from kin(etic) plush -in
kinin definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Any of various structurally related polypeptides, such as bradykinin, that act locally to induce vasodilation and contraction of smooth muscle.
Origin: Short for bradykinin.
kinin - Medical Definition
Any of various polypeptides, such as bradykinin, that act locally to induce vasodilation and contraction of smooth muscle.