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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
Medical Dictionary

angiotensin converting enzyme

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

Medical Definition of ANGIOTENSIN CONVERTING ENZYME

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

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