HyperDic: ace_inhibitor

English > 1 sense of the expression ACE inhibitor:
NOUNartifactACE inhibitor, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitoran antihypertensive drug that blocks the formation of angiotensin II in the kidney, leading to relaxation of the arteries
English > ACE inhibitor: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAn 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.
Synonymangiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor
Narrowercaptopril, CapotenA drug (trade name Capoten) that blocks the formation of angiotensin in the kidneys resulting in vasodilation
enalapril, VasotecAn ACE inhibitor (trade name Vasotec) that blocks the formation of angiotensin in the kidney and so results in vasodilation
lisinopril, Prinival, ZestrilAn ACE inhibiting drug (trade names Prinival or Zestril) administered as an antihypertensive and after heart attacks
ramipril, AltaceAn ACE inhibitor (trade name Altace) used to treat high blood pressure or in some patients who have had a heart attack
trandolapril, MavikAn ACE inhibiting drug (trade name Mavik) used in some patients after a heart attack or to treat hypertension
Broaderantihypertensive, antihypertensive drugA drug that reduces high blood pressure

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