Synonyms for angiotensin |

Synonyms and antonyms for angiotensin

1. angiotensin (n.)

any of several vasoconstrictor substances (trade name Hypertensin) that cause narrowing of blood vessels


2. angiotensin-converting enzyme (n.)

proteolytic enzyme that converts angiotensin I into angiotensin II


3. angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (n.)

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