[brad-i-kin-in, -kahy-nin]
noun Biochemistry.
a peptide hormone that dilates peripheral blood vessels and increases capillary permeability.

1945–50; brady- + -kinin Unabridged
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bradykinin (ˌbrædɪˈkaɪnɪn, ˌbreɪdɪ-)
a peptide in blood plasma that dilates blood vessels and causes contraction of smooth muscles. Formula: C50H73N15O11
[C20: from brady- + Greek kin(ēsis) motion + -in]

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bradykinin brad·y·ki·nin (brād'ĭ-kī'nĭn, -kĭn'ĭn)
A biologically active polypeptide that forms from a blood plasma globulin and mediates the inflammatory response, increases vasodilation, and causes contraction of smooth muscle. Also called kallidin I.

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The damaged tissue releases chemicals including histamine, bradykinin, and serotonin.
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