ACE inhibitor

ACE inhibitor

[eys, ey-see-ee]
any of a group of vasodilators used in the treatment of hypertension and heart failure.

Origin:
1980–85; A(ngiotensin)-C(onverting) E(nzyme)

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ACE inhibitor
 
n
any one of a class of drugs, including captopril, enalapril, and ramipril, that cause the arteries to widen by preventing the synthesis of angiotensin: used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure
 
[C20: from a(ngiotensin-)c(onverting) e(nzyme) inhibitor]

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ACE inhibitor (ās)
n.
Any of a class of drugs used to treat hypertension and heart failure.

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ACE inhibitor   (ās)  Pronunciation Key 
Short for angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor. Any of a class of drugs that cause vasodilation by inactivating an enzyme that converts angiotensin I to the vasoconstrictor angiotensin II, used in the treatment of hypertension, congestive heart failure, and other cardiovascular disorders. See also angiotensin.
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