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any of a group of vasodilators used in the treatment of hypertension and heart failure.
Inhibit vs. ProhibitThough both words have similar definitions, inhibit and prohibit aren’t interchangeable. In general, someone is inhibited by internal feelings or prohibited by an external source.
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Origin of ACE inhibitor
1980–85; A(ngiotensin)-C(onverting) E(nzyme)
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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
Word Origin for ACE inhibitor
C20: from a (ngiotensin-) c (onverting) e (nzyme) inhibitor
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Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor; any of a class of drugs that reduce peripheral arterial resistance 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.
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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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