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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1960

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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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