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Kallikrein-Kinin System

MeSH ID: D016234

DEFINITION: A system of metabolic interactions by products produced in the distal nephron of the KIDNEY. These products include KALLIKREIN; KININS; KININASE I; KININASE II; and ENKEPHALINASE. This system participates in the control of renal functions. It interacts with the RENIN-ANGIOTENSIN-ALDOSTERONE SYSTEM to regulate BLOOD PRESSURE, generation of PROSTAGLANDINS, release of VASOPRESSINS, and WATER-ELECTROLYTE BALANCE.

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drug effects [Q000187] ; ethics [Q000941] ; genetics [Q000235] ; immunology [Q000276] ; physiology [Q000502] ; radiation effects [Q000528]

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