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What is renin?

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Renin is an enzyme that helps control your blood pressure. It’s made by special cells in your kidneys.

From: What Is a Renin Test? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: “Aldosterone and Renin.”

UCLA Health: “Renin Test.”

The Merck Manual: “High Blood Pressure (Hypertension.)”

University of Rochester Medical Center:  “Aldosterone and Renin.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 17, 2019

SOURCES:

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: “Aldosterone and Renin.”

UCLA Health: “Renin Test.”

The Merck Manual: “High Blood Pressure (Hypertension.)”

University of Rochester Medical Center:  “Aldosterone and Renin.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 17, 2019

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