: 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

Examples of ACE inhibitor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those who took anti-hypertension medication had a lower risk of developing fibroids, with ACE inhibitors showing as the most effective medication.2 That’s a huge win, right? Rachel Murphy, Verywell Health, 21 May 2024 More About Beta-Blockers and ACE Inhibitors Beta-blockers and ACE inhibitors are both blood pressure medications. Amanda MacMillan, Health, 7 May 2024 People who take medications such as diuretics, anticoagulants, ACE inhibitors or ARBs (angiotensin receptor blockers) to manage cardiovascular issues should also be careful, Tsourounis said, because ibuprofen stresses the kidneys and the heart. Melinda Wenner Moyer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Apr. 2024 Zinc can interact with the following medications: blood pressure drugs called ACE inhibitors, quinolone and tetracycline antibiotics, and thiazide diuretics. Allison Futterman, Discover Magazine, 6 Mar. 2024 Smoking, air pollution, and medications like ACE inhibitors can also lead to a persistent cough, Dasgupta said. Syeda Khaula Saad, Verywell Health, 6 Feb. 2024 Unfortunately, oral ACE inhibitors or ARBs can have significant side effects since they are taken orally. Rachel Murphy, Verywell Health, 8 Aug. 2023 Side effect from medications, such as ACE inhibitors. Nicole Harris, Parents, 10 July 2023 These include statins, which lower cholesterol, derived from fungi, and ACE inhibitors, used to treat high blood pressure, developed from the venom of a South American viper. Simeon Tegel, Washington Post, 23 June 2023

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Word History


angiotensin converting enzyme

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ACE inhibitor was in 1973

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“ACE inhibitor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ACE%20inhibitor. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

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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