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ACE inhibitor

Definition of the noun ace inhibitor

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  1. 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

Alternative definition of the noun ace inhibitor


  1. [medical] any one of a class of drugs, including captopril and enalpapril, that cause the arteries to widen by preventing the synthesis on angiotensin: used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure


  1. ACE inhibitor: An angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitor is a pharmaceutical drug used primarily for the treatment of hypertension and congestive heart failure.
    • also known as Penghambat EKA, ACE İnhibitörleri, Inhibitor al enzimei de conversie a angiotensinei, 血管紧张肽I转化酶抑制剂
  2. Ace Inhibitor a.k.a. angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor activity is a gene group, gene ontology group, drug class, drug mechanism of action.
  3. ACE Inhibitor: A class of agents that target at angiotensin-converting enzyme, which catalyzes conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II. As a result these inhibitors cause vasodilation and mild natriuresis. In addition, ACE inhibitors induce prostaglandin synthesis, which also plays a role in their antihypertensive effects.

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Elder Care (2007)

The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric and Social Care, Second Edition by Eugenia L. Siegler MD, FACP, Elizabeth Capezuti PhD, RN, FAAN, Mathy Mezey EdD, RN, FAAN

To avoid hypotension, patients should be euvolemic when initiating therapy with an ACE inhibitor. ACE inhibitors should be used with caution in patients with renal insufficiency. However, chronic renal insufficiency is not an absolute ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food and Health (2015)

physiological classification Protein precursor Peptide name Physiological classification a-S1-casein a-S1-casecidin Antimicrobial Isracidin Antimicrobial a- S1-casokinin-5 ACE inhibitor Casein phosphopeptide Calcium binding and transport ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Pharmacology

by Stefan Offermanns

transcriptase inhibitor Eflornithine Antitrypanosomal drug Enalapril ACE inhibitor Enalaprilat ACE inhibitor Endostatin Angiogenesis inhibitor Enflurane General anaesthetics Enfuvirtide Virus entry inhibitor Enoxaparin Low-molecular- weight ...

Google previewWebster's New World Medical Dictionary, 3rd Edition (2009)

by WebMD

ACE inhibitor absinthe An emerald-green liqueur flavored with extracts of the wormwood plant, licorice, and aromatic flavorings in an alcohol base. Absinthe was manufactured, commercialized, and popularized in France in the late 1700s.

Google previewA Dictionary of Nursing (2008)

by Elizabeth Martin, Tanya McFerran

ACE inhibitor [ayss] n. angiotensinconverting enzyme inhibitor: any one of a group of drugs used in the treatment of raised blood pressure and heart failure. ACE inhibitors act by interfering with ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cancer (2011)

by Manfred Schwab

An ACE inhibitor attenuates VEGF-mediated tumor growth, accompanied with the suppression of neovascularization in the tumor and VEGF-induced endothelial cell migration. VEGF expression is upregulated by AT1 signaling not only ...

Google previewDICTIONARY OF MEDICAL TERMS,6th ed. (2012)

common uses: congestive heart failure and hypertension Antihypertensive, ACE inhibitor; combination of calcium channel blocker amlodipine and ACE inhibitor benazepril; common uses: hypertension Antifungal; combination of clotrimazole ...

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ACE inhibitor Meaning

Video shows what ACE inhibitor means. any one of a class of blood pressure-lowering drugs, including captopril and enalapril, that cause the arteries to widen ...

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