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Teleost hormones. A family of small peptides isolated from urophyses of bony fishes. They have many different physiological effects, including long-lasting hypotensive activity and have been proposed as antihypertensives. There are at least four different compounds: urotensin I, urotensin II, urotensin III, and urotensin IV.

Year introduced: 1991(1979)

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Tree Number(s): D06.472.699.905, D12.644.548.905, D23.469.050.375.925

MeSH Unique ID: D014579

Entry Terms:

  • Urotensin

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