Ace inhibitor

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ACE inhibitor, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor

Definition

  • an antihypertensive drug that blocks the formation of angiotensin II in the kidney, leading to relaxation of the arteries; promotes the excretion of salt and water by inhibiting the activity of the angiotensin converting enzyme; also used to treat congestive heart failure

Synonyms

  • ACE inhibitor
  • angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor

Hypernyms

  • antihypertensive, antihypertensive drug: a drug that reduces high blood pressure

Hyponyms

  • captopril, Capoten: a drug (trade name Capoten) that blocks the formation of angiotensin in the kidneys resulting in vasodilation; used in the treatment of hypertension and congestive heart failure
  • enalapril, Vasotec: an ACE inhibitor (trade name Vasotec) that blocks the formation of angiotensin in the kidney and so results in vasodilation; administered after heart attacks
  • lisinopril, Prinival, Zestril: an ACE inhibiting drug (trade names Prinival or Zestril) administered as an antihypertensive and after heart attacks
  • ramipril, Altace: an ACE inhibitor (trade name Altace) used to treat high blood pressure or in some patients who have had a heart attack
  • trandolapril, Mavik: an ACE inhibiting drug (trade name Mavik) used in some patients after a heart attack or to treat hypertension

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