ACE inhibitor

noun
\ ˌā-(ˌ)sē-ˈē- How to pronounce ACE inhibitor (audio) , ˈās- How to pronounce ACE inhibitor (audio) \

Definition of ACE inhibitor

: any of a group of antihypertensive drugs (such as captopril) that relax arteries and promote renal excretion of salt and water by inhibiting the activity of angiotensin converting enzyme

First Known Use of ACE inhibitor

1973, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ACE inhibitor

angiotensin converting enzyme

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“ACE inhibitor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ACE%20inhibitor. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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ACE inhibitor

noun
\ ˈās- How to pronounce ACE inhibitor (audio) , ˌā-(ˌ)sē-ˈē- How to pronounce ACE inhibitor (audio) \

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 abbreviation ACEI

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