therapeutic angiotensin-(1-7)

Definition / meaning of therapeutic angiotensin-(1-7)

A substance being studied in the treatment of several types of cancer. Therapeutic angiotensin-(1-7) is a hormone that is made in the laboratory, and helps control blood pressure. It may stop the growth of some types of cancer cells and may stop the growth of blood vessels needed by tumors to grow. It is a type of antiproliferative agent.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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