angiotensin converting enzyme


angiotensin converting enzyme

noun

Definition of ANGIOTENSIN CONVERTING ENZYME

:  a proteolytic enzyme that converts the physiologically inactive form of angiotensin to the active vasoconstrictive form

First Known Use of ANGIOTENSIN CONVERTING ENZYME

1960

angiotensin con·vert·ing enzyme

noun \-kən-ˌvərt-iŋ-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ANGIOTENSIN CONVERTING ENZYME

: a proteolytic enzyme that converts angiotensin I to angiotensin II—see ace inhibitor

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