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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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "We're only just beginning to learn how Covid-19 affects the brain," 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, "Blood sugar levels may influence vulnerability to coronavirus, and controlling them through conventional means might be protective," 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, "Most coronavirus cases in kids are mild, but some are at risk for worse, study confirms," 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, "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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angiotensin%20converting%20enzyme. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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angiotensin converting enzyme

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angiotensin con·​vert·​ing enzyme | \ -kən-ˌvərt-iŋ- How to pronounce angiotensin converting enzyme (audio) \

Medical Definition of angiotensin converting enzyme

: a proteolytic enzyme that converts angiotensin I to angiotensin II — see ace inhibitor

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