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The kidneys are stimulated to produce , when there is a decrease in the blood pressure or the sodium level drops.
  1. angiotensin
  2. rennin
  3. renin
  4. ADH


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The correct option is C renin
Secreted by the juxtaglomerular cells, renin (not to be confused with rennin, the digestive enzyme) is also known as angiotensinogenase. It is an enzyme and not a hormone. It helps to regulate the body's mean arterial pressure. It is secreted in response to a decrease in blood pressure. It causes a cascade of events ultimately leading to an increase in blood pressure.

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