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.
- antihypertensive drug
noun. proteolytic enzyme that converts angiotensin I into angiotensin II.
- angiotensin converting enzyme
noun. ['ˌænˌdʒiːoʊˈtɛnsɪn'] any of several vasoconstrictor substances (trade name Hypertensin) that cause narrowing of blood vessels.
- angiotensin II
- angiotensin I
- angio- (English)
- ἀγγεῖον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
- tensin (English)
noun. a herpes virus that can cause genital herpes.
- herpes simplex virus
- herpes simplex
adjective. being one more than one.
noun. the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number.