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plasma renin activity assay  
A method which quantifies the catalytic effect exerted by renin in a specified sample of plasma, the fibrinogen-containing fluid portion of the blood in which the particulate components are suspended. Renin is a proteolytic enzyme synthesized, stored, and secreted by the juxtaglomerular cells of the kidney; it plays a role in regulation of blood pressure by catalyzing the conversion of angiotensinogen to angiotensin I.
serum renin activity assay 

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Exact Synonyms: plasma renin activity analysis ;   plasma renin activity test
Definition Sources: Dorland:Dorlands_Illustrated_Medical_Dictionary--31st_Ed, ISBN:978-1416049982, Miller-Keane:Miller-Keane_Encyclopedia_and_Dictionary_of_Medicine_Nursing_and_Allied_Health--7th_Ed

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