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Definition of Ace inhibitor

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group of drugs which lower blood pressure by inhibiting the angiotensin converting enzyme (Medicine)
group of drugs which lower blood pressure by inhibiting the angiotensin converting enzyme (Medicine)
Ace inhibitor Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Noun
1. antihypertensive drug that blocks the formation of angiotensin 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 administered after uncomplicated heart attacks
(synonym) angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor
(hypernym) antihypertensive, antihypertensive drug
(hyponym) captopril, Capoten
Ace inhibitor Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor. A type of drug that is used to lower blood pressure. ACE inhibitors belong to the family of drugs called antihypertensives.  
A Service of the National Cancer Institute.
Hepatitis Central (TM) Liver Disease Medical Glossary
Drug typically used to treat high blood pressure
(Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme inhibitor)
NDIC Diabetes Dictionary
an oral medicine that lowers blood pressure; ACE stands for angiotensin (an-gee-oh-TEN-sin) converting enzyme. For people with diabetes, especially those who have protein (albumin) in the urine, it also helps slow down kidney damage.
  
Source: The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC), NIH Publication No. 07–3016, October 2006 (About)
Ace inhibitor Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
An angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitor (ACE inhibitor) is a pharmaceutical drug used primarily for the treatment of hypertension (elevated blood pressure) and congestive heart failure.

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