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Angiotensin receptor blocker

any of a class of drugs that block the uptake of angiotensin: used in the treatment of high blood pressure


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  • Angiotensin precursor

    angiotensin precursor angiotensin precursor n. See angiotensinogen.

  • Angiotensin-converting enzyme

    angiotensin-converting enzyme angiotensin-converting enzyme n. See dipeptidyl carboxypeptidase.

  • Angiotensinase

    angiotensinase angiotensinase an·gi·o·ten·si·nase (ān’jē-ō-těn’sə-nās’, -nāz’) n. A peptidase in tissues and plasma that degrades angiotensin II. Any of several enzymes in the blood that hydrolyze angiotensin.

  • Angiotensinogen

    angiotensinogen angiotensinogen an·gi·o·ten·sin·o·gen (ān’jē-ō-těn-sĭn’ə-jən) n. A serum globulin formed by the liver that is cleaved by renin to form angiotensin I. Also called angiotensin precursor.

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