brad·y·ki·nin (brăd′ĭ-kīnĭn, -kĭnĭn)
A biologically active polypeptide, consisting of nine amino acids, that forms from a blood plasma globulin and mediates the inflammatory response, increases vasodilation, and causes contraction of smooth muscle.
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