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angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor

Definitions of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor
  1. 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 treat congestive heart failure
    synonyms: ACE inhibitor
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    Capoten, captopril
    a drug (trade name Capoten) that blocks the formation of angiotensin in the kidneys resulting in vasodilation; used in the treatment of hypertension and congestive heart failure
    Vasotec, enalapril
    an ACE inhibitor (trade name Vasotec) that blocks the formation of angiotensin in the kidney and so results in vasodilation; administered after heart attacks
    Prinival, Zestril, lisinopril
    an ACE inhibiting drug (trade names Prinival or Zestril) administered as an antihypertensive and after heart attacks
    Altace, ramipril
    an ACE inhibitor (trade name Altace) used to treat high blood pressure or in some patients who have had a heart attack
    Mavik, trandolapril
    an ACE inhibiting drug (trade name Mavik) used in some patients after a heart attack or to treat hypertension
    type of:
    antihypertensive, antihypertensive drug
    a drug that reduces high blood pressure
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