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Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System


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Kidney
Gross anatomy production site of renin
Angiotensin converting enzyme
Converts angiotensin I to angiotensin II
Adrenal gland
Angiotensin II action site to stimulate production of aldosterone
Aldosterone
Steroid hormone that increases water reabsorption in the collecting duct
Juxtaglomerular apparatus
Detects decreased renal perfusion, producing renin
Angiotensinogen
Produced in liver, precursor to angiotensin I
Renin
Converts angiotensinogen to angiotensin I
Lungs
Site of angiotensin converting enzyme
Renal hypertension
Hypertension caused by narrowing of the renal arteries