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ACE inhibitor

[eys, ey-see-ee] /eɪs, ˈeɪˈsiˈi/
1.
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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British Dictionary definitions for ACE inhibitor

ACE inhibitor

noun
1.
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
Word Origin
C20: from a(ngiotensin-)c(onverting) e(nzyme) inhibitor
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ACE inhibitor in Medicine

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

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ACE inhibitor in Science
ACE inhibitor
  (ās)   
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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