from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of a class of drugs that cause vasodilation and are used to treat hypertension and heart failure.
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- noun medicine any one of a class of
drugs, including captopriland enalapril, that cause the arteriesto widen by preventing the synthesison angiotensin: used to treat high blood pressureand heart failure
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- noun 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
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[a(ngiotensin) c(onverting) e(nzyme) inhibitor.]
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Circa 20th century: from Angiotensin-Converting-Enzyme inhibitor.
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