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ACE inhibitor

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noun \ˌā-(ˌ)sē-ˈē-; ˈās-\

Definition of ACE inhibitor

  1. :  any of a group of antihypertensive drugs (as captopril) that relax arteries and promote renal excretion of salt and water by inhibiting the activity of angiotensin converting enzyme



Origin of ace inhibitor

angiotensin converting enzyme


First Known Use: 1982


Medical Dictionary

ACE inhibitor

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noun \ˈās-, ˌā-(ˌ)sē-ˈē-\

Medical Definition of ACE inhibitor

  1. :  any of a group of antihypertensive drugs (as captopril) that relax arteries and promote renal excretion of salt and water by inhibiting the activity of an angiotensin converting enzyme




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