1. renin

noun. ['ˈriːnən'] a proteolytic enzyme secreted by the kidneys; catalyzes the formation of angiotensin and thus affects blood pressure.


  • proteinase
  • protease
  • peptidase

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Example sentences of the word renin

1. Noun, singular or mass
When the kidney detects a decrease in blood flow, it sends an enzyme called renin to the liver.