angiotensin converting enzyme

noun

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

Examples of angiotensin converting enzyme in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The snake’s venom inhibits a molecule called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE). Jason P. Dinh, Discover Magazine, 21 Oct. 2022 Androgens also increase production of another protein, the angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptor. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, 7 July 2021 Another hypothesis has to do with a protein receptor called angiotensin converting enzyme -- known as ACE2 -- which is found in cells all over the body in the lungs, kidneys, blood vessels, muscles, nose and mouth. Dr. Minali Nigam and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN, 29 July 2020 Blood sugar and how the virus enters cells The new coronavirus infects cells by attaching to the surface through a receptor called the angiotensin converting enzyme 2, or ACE2. Adam M. Brufsky, The Conversation, 22 Apr. 2020 The latest theory to gain steam has to do with a receptor that the virus binds to on human lung cells called the angiotensin converting enzyme II, or ACE2, receptor. NBC News, 18 Mar. 2020 Further work showed that even that protein needed to be modified by an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) to influence blood pressure. Mark C. Fishman, STAT, 7 May 2018 In the group of 36,594 women who took a beta blocker, diuretic or angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, 212 (or 0.57%) were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Melissa Healy, latimes.com, 18 Apr. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of angiotensin converting enzyme was in 1960

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Medical Definition

angiotensin converting enzyme

noun
angiotensin con·​vert·​ing enzyme -kən-ˌvərt-iŋ- How to pronounce angiotensin converting enzyme (audio)
: a proteolytic enzyme that converts angiotensin I to angiotensin II see ace inhibitor

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