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ACE inhibitor

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

Origin of ACE INHIBITOR

angiotensin converting enzyme
First Known Use: 1982

ACE inhibitor

noun \ˈās-, ˌā-(ˌ)sē-ˈē-\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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