Synonyms and Antonyms for angiotensin-converting_enzyme_inhibitor

1. 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

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2. angiotensin (n.)

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

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3. angiotensin-converting enzyme (n.)

proteolytic enzyme that converts angiotensin I into angiotensin II

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