ACE inhibitor


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ACE inhibitor 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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A substantial proportion of patients, however, experience no benefit from ACE inhibitors because of previous intolerance .
An ACE inhibitor, for example, is nearly always included in a heart-failure program.
This isn't surprising, as pharmaceutical companies have rolled out a bevy of new treatments - like beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers and others.