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The confusing terminology, complex biochemistry, and recent development of research of kinins probably cause many young investigators to shy away from the field. Even the seasoned researcher will benefit from the remarkable job Erdos has done in gathering information, helping to define a common terminology for the kinin-generating system, and outlining questions that should be tackled.
The present knowledge of the kinins, their congeners, their generation, and destruction is covered in scholarly fashion. Historical facts are well documented. The book is well organized, and appropriate references and an unusually fine index are provided. Since the approach is generally descriptive, ready
Bradykinin, Kallidin, and Kallikrein.. Ann Intern Med. ;74:808–809. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-5-808_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(5):808-809.
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