from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A drug used in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, such as hypertension and congestive heart failure, that functions by inhibiting the enzymes that activate angiotensin.
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- n. An ACE inhibitor used to treat hypertension and some types of congestive heart failure.
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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
(mer)capt(an) + pr(opane) + alteration of -yl.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)