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ACE INHIBITOR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ACE inhibitor mean? 

ACE INHIBITOR (noun)
  The noun ACE INHIBITOR has 1 sense:

1. antihypertensive drug that blocks the formation of angiotensin 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

  Familiarity information: ACE INHIBITOR used as a noun is very rare.


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ACE INHIBITOR (noun)


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Meaning:

Antihypertensive drug that blocks the formation of angiotensin 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

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Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

ACE inhibitor; angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor

Hypernyms ("ACE inhibitor" is a kind of...):

antihypertensive; antihypertensive drug (a drug that reduces high blood pressure)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ACE inhibitor"):

Capoten; captopril (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)


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