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Angiotensin II

"Angiotensin II" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

An octapeptide that is a potent but labile vasoconstrictor. It is produced from angiotensin I after the removal of two amino acids at the C-terminal by ANGIOTENSIN CONVERTING ENZYME. The amino acid in position 5 varies in different species. To block VASOCONSTRICTION and HYPERTENSION effect of angiotensin II, patients are often treated with ACE INHIBITORS or with ANGIOTENSIN II TYPE 1 RECEPTOR BLOCKERS.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Angiotensin II" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Angiotensin II" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 430 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 22 publications in 2010 and 2012
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