Glossary of Medical Terms

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One of a number of widely differing substances having pronounced and dramatic physiological effects. Some (e.g., kallidin and bradykinin) are polypeptides, formed in blood by proteolysis secondary to some pathological process, that stimulate visceral smooth muscle but slackening vascular smooth muscle, thus producing vasodilation; others (e.g., kinetin) are plant growth regulators. Origin: G. Kineo, to move, + -in
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