Ace inhibitor



any of a group of vasodilators used in the treatment of hypertension and heart failure.
noun
any one of a class of drugs, including captopril, enalapril, and ramipril, that cause the arteries to widen by preventing the synthesis of angiotensin: used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure

ACE inhibitor (ās)
n.
Any of a class of drugs used to treat hypertension and heart failure.
ACE inhibitor
(ās)
Short for angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor. Any of a class of drugs that cause vasodilation by inactivating an enzyme that converts angiotensin I to the vasoconstrictor angiotensin II, used in the treatment of hypertension, congestive heart failure, and other cardiovascular disorders. See also angiotensin.

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