angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor

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angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor n.
Any of a class of drugs that reduce peripheral arterial resistance and are used in the treatment of hypertension.

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angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor

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 [syn: ACE inhibitor
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