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Unformatted text preview: ACE is made by endothelial cells (those simple squamous inconspicuous cells that line blood vessels) throughout the body but especially in the lung. Angiotensin II is a potent vasoconstrictor (more potent than serotonin from platelets) but it also stimulates cells in the zona glomerulosa of the adrenal glands to synthesize and secrete aldosterone. (Angiotensin II influences the zona glomerulosa much more than ACTH from the anterior pituitary). Angiotensin II also helps sodium reabsorption in the proximal convoluted tubule of the kidney. Aldosterone see my notes on Urinary Tract ....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SCIENCE 3254 taught by Professor Dr.shoupe during the Spring '11 term at Fort Valley State University .
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