Definitions

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  • n. 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

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Examples

  • By reducing resistance in the arteries, capoten can be useful in the treatment of congestive heart failure.

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  • After a heart attack, capoten has been found to be effective in improving functioning of the damaged heart.

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  • In treating heart failure, capoten usually supplements conventional treatment, including a diuretic and digoxin (Lanoxin).

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  • Capozide is an example of a medication that combines the effect of capoten with a diuretic (water pill).

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