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Angiotensin is an oligopeptide in the blood that causes vasoconstriction, increased blood pressure, and release of aldosterone from the adrenal cortex. It is a powerful dipsogen. It is derived from the precursor molecule angiotensinogen, a serum globulin produced in the liver. It plays an important role in the renin-angiotensin system.
New statement provides detailed overview of how to diagnose, treat resistant hypertension

New statement provides detailed overview of how to diagnose, treat resistant hypertension

Blood pressure lowering therapy and statins continue to improve survival in patients with hypertension

Blood pressure lowering therapy and statins continue to improve survival in patients with hypertension

Blood pressure medication slows enlargement of the aorta in patients with Marfan syndrome

Blood pressure medication slows enlargement of the aorta in patients with Marfan syndrome

Taking vacations could prolong life, suggests new study

Taking vacations could prolong life, suggests new study

Antithrombin drug does not reduce risk of myocardial infarction, stroke in heart failure patients

Antithrombin drug does not reduce risk of myocardial infarction, stroke in heart failure patients

Entresto drug can be initiated early and safely in heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction

Entresto drug can be initiated early and safely in heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction

Drug in clinical trials for Parkinson's disease offers hope for treating heart failure

Drug in clinical trials for Parkinson's disease offers hope for treating heart failure

Plant-based products fail to have positive impact on blood pressure during clinical studies

Plant-based products fail to have positive impact on blood pressure during clinical studies

Non-opioid drug shows promise for treating pain by targeting receptors on immune cells

Non-opioid drug shows promise for treating pain by targeting receptors on immune cells

Study suggests proteinuria lowering as important target in managing pediatric CKD

Study suggests proteinuria lowering as important target in managing pediatric CKD

Fewer women meet eligibility criteria for clinical trial of heart failure drugs, study finds

Fewer women meet eligibility criteria for clinical trial of heart failure drugs, study finds

Pfizer announces Phase 3 study results of LYRICA Oral Solution CV for pediatric epilepsy patients

Pfizer announces Phase 3 study results of LYRICA Oral Solution CV for pediatric epilepsy patients

UH professor receives NIH grant to protect kidneys from obesity

UH professor receives NIH grant to protect kidneys from obesity

Experimental compound reduces destructive inflammation to improve stroke outcome

Experimental compound reduces destructive inflammation to improve stroke outcome

Study reveals unexpected mechanism that induces thirst after alcohol or sugar exposure

Study reveals unexpected mechanism that induces thirst after alcohol or sugar exposure

Researchers uncover specific gene region in hypertension

Researchers uncover specific gene region in hypertension

Two types of blood pressure medications linked to increased variability, higher risk of death

Two types of blood pressure medications linked to increased variability, higher risk of death

Weekend admissions linked to excess mortality risk among young heart attack patients

Weekend admissions linked to excess mortality risk among young heart attack patients

Study finds Ramadan fasting to be safe for heart failure patients

Study finds Ramadan fasting to be safe for heart failure patients

Blood pressure and cholesterol lowering drugs do not negatively affect erectile function, study says

Blood pressure and cholesterol lowering drugs do not negatively affect erectile function, study says