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Angiotensin II

Brand names: GIAPREZA

Description

Angiotensin II raises blood pressure by vasoconstriction and increased aldosterone release. Direct action of angiotensin II on the vessel wall is mediated by binding to the G-protein-coupled angiotensin II receptor type 1 on vascular smooth muscle cells, which stimulates Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent phosphorylation of myosin and causes smooth muscle contraction.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Angiotensin II
C Cardiovascular system → C01 Cardiac therapy → C01C Cardiac stimulants excl. cardiac glycosides → C01CX Other cardiac stimulants

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