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Renin, also known as angiotensinogenase, is an enzyme that participates in the body's renin-angiotensin system (RAS) that mediates extracellular volume (i.e., that of the blood plasma, lymph and interstitial fluid), and arterial vasoconstriction. Thus, it regulates the body's mean arterial blood pressure.
Genetic variations help predict risk for salt-induced high blood pressure

Genetic variations help predict risk for salt-induced high blood pressure

Chronic heart failure (CHF) is common, deadly, disabling, costly but fortunately - treatable

Chronic heart failure (CHF) is common, deadly, disabling, costly but fortunately - treatable

Blood pressure enzyme linked to SARS virus, could help fight diseases that cause lung failure

Blood pressure enzyme linked to SARS virus, could help fight diseases that cause lung failure

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) has a beneficial impact on cardiovascular health in hypertensive postmenopausal women

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) has a beneficial impact on cardiovascular health in hypertensive postmenopausal women

Short-term use of selective COX-2 inhibitors may be safe for patients with cirrhosis of the liver

Short-term use of selective COX-2 inhibitors may be safe for patients with cirrhosis of the liver

Olmesartan improves blood supply to kidneys

Olmesartan improves blood supply to kidneys

Certain blood pressure drugs may slow the deterioration of Alzheimer's disease

Certain blood pressure drugs may slow the deterioration of Alzheimer's disease

65 percent of America’s adults are overweight and 31 percent of adults are obese and at risk for chronic diseases

65 percent of America’s adults are overweight and 31 percent of adults are obese and at risk for chronic diseases

Study has important implications for African Americans who suffer from high blood pressure

Study has important implications for African Americans who suffer from high blood pressure

Risk of artery plaques increased by use of HIV drugs

Risk of artery plaques increased by use of HIV drugs

A drug that improves function of retinal blood vessels may be able to reduce the risk of stroke

A drug that improves function of retinal blood vessels may be able to reduce the risk of stroke