angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor

angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor n ACE INHIBITOR

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  • angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor — noun an antihypertensive drug that blocks the formation of angiotensin II in the kidney, leading to relaxation of the arteries; promotes the excretion of salt and water by inhibiting the activity of the angiotensin converting enzyme; also used to …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 — Angiotensin I converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) is an exopeptidase that catalyses the conversion of angiotensin I to the nonapeptide [Angiotensin|angiotensin [1 9] .cite journal | author = Donoghue M, Hsieh F, Baronas E, Godbout K, Gosselin M, Stagliano …   Wikipedia

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  • Angiotensin — causes blood vessels to constrict, and drives blood pressure up. It is part of the renin angiotensin system, which is a major target for drugs that lower blood pressure. Angiotensin also creates aldosterone, which causes the tubules of the… …   Wikipedia

  • inhibitor — 1. An agent that restrains or retards physiologic, chemical, or enzymatic action. 2. A nerve, stimulation of which represses activity. SEE ALSO: inhibition. α glucosidase i. an oral agent that aids in th …   Medical dictionary

  • Inhibitor, ACE — A drug that inhibits angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE). This enzyme is important to the formation of angiotensin II which causes arteries in the body to constrict and thereby raises blood pressure. ACE inhibitors lower the blood pressure by… …   Medical dictionary

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