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Meaning of ACE INHIBITOR

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  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
 
 Synonyms: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor
 
 See Also: antihypertensive, antihypertensive drug, Capoten, captopril, enalapril, lisinopril, Prinivil, Vasotec, Zestril

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) A type of drug used to lower blood pressure.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. A type of drug used to lower blood pressure. Studies indicate that it may also help prevent or slow the progression of kidney disease in people with diabetes.
  2. A type of drug used to lower blood pressure. Studies indicate that it may also help prevent or slow the progression of kidney disease in people with diabetes.
 

 

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