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Descriptor English: Urotensins
Descriptor Spanish: Urotensinas
Descriptor Portuguese: Urotensinas
Descriptor French: Urotensines
Tree number(s): D06.472.699.905
D12.644.548.905
D23.469.050.375.925
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014579
Scope note: 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.
Annotation: antihypertensives; from urophyses of fish; /biosyn /physiol permitted
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DE drug effects
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Previous Indexing: Fishes (1966-1978)
Peptides (1966-1978)
Public MeSH Note: 91; was see under PEPTIDES 1979-90
History Note: 91(79); was see under PEPTIDES 1979-90
DeCS ID: 14981
Unique ID: D014579
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Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1977/12/09
Revision Date: 2006/07/05
Urotensins - Preferred
Concept UI M0022411
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Urotensins



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