Ace-inhibitor Definition

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noun
Any of a class of drugs, including captopril, that inhibit or block the action of an enzyme (ACE) that produces the powerful vasoconstrictor angiotensin, used to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, diabetic kidney disease, etc.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor

Other Word Forms of Ace-inhibitor

Noun

Singular:
ace-inhibitor
Plural:
ace-inhibitors

Origin of Ace-inhibitor

  • Circa 20th century: from Angiotensin-Converting-Enzyme inhibitor.

    From Wiktionary

  • a(ngiotensin) c(onverting) e(nzyme) inhibitor

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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