Kinin Definition

kīnĭn
noun
A powerful, short-lived peptide that lowers blood pressure, increases vascular permeability, dilates blood vessels, causes smooth muscle to contract, and triggers pain.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Kinin

Noun

Singular:
kinin
Plural:
kinins

Origin of Kinin

  • Short for bradykinin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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