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ACE inhibitor

noun \ˌā-(ˌ)sē-ˈē-; ˈās-\

Definition of ACE INHIBITOR

:  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
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Origin of ACE INHIBITOR

angiotensin converting enzyme
First Known Use: 1982
Medical Dictionary

ACE inhibitor

noun \ˈās-, ˌā-(ˌ)sē-ˈē-\

Medical Definition of ACE INHIBITOR

:  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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