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angiotensin converting enzyme

noun

Definition of angiotensin converting enzyme

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



1960

First Known Use of angiotensin converting enzyme

1960


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angiotensin converting enzyme

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noun angiotensin con·vert·ing enzyme \-kən-ˌvərt-iŋ-\

Medical Definition of angiotensin converting enzyme

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




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