Definition of Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor
1. 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.
Generic synonyms: Antihypertensive, Antihypertensive Drug
Specialized synonyms: Capoten, Captopril, Enalapril, Vasotec, Lisinopril, Prinival, Zestril, Altace, Ramipril, Mavik, Trandolapril
Medical Definition of Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor
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