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

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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, "The miracle of medicines," 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, "Attention women: Your choice of blood pressure medicine may affect your risk of pancreatic cancer," 18 Apr. 2018

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1960, in the meaning defined above

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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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