ACE inhibitor


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ACE inhibitor

 (ās)
n.
Any of a class of drugs that cause vasodilation and are used to treat hypertension and heart failure.

[a(ngiotensin) c(onverting) e(nzyme) inhibitor.]

ACE inhibitor

n
(Pharmacology) any one of a class of drugs, including captopril, enalapril, and ramipril, that cause the arteries to widen by preventing the synthesis of angiotensin: used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure
[C20: from a(ngiotensin-)c(onverting) e(nzyme) inhibitor]

ACE′ inhib`itor

(eɪs, ˈeɪˈsiˈi)
n.
any of a group of vasodilator drugs used in the treatment of hypertension and heart failure.
[1980–85; A(ngiotensin)-C(onverting) E(nzyme)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ACE inhibitor - an antihypertensive drug that blocks the formation of angiotensin II in the kidney, leading to relaxation of the arteriesACE 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
antihypertensive, antihypertensive drug - a drug that reduces high blood pressure
Capoten, captopril - a drug (trade name Capoten) that blocks the formation of angiotensin in the kidneys resulting in vasodilation; used in the treatment of hypertension and congestive heart failure
enalapril, Vasotec - an ACE inhibitor (trade name Vasotec) that blocks the formation of angiotensin in the kidney and so results in vasodilation; administered after heart attacks
lisinopril, Prinival, Zestril - an ACE inhibiting drug (trade names Prinival or Zestril) administered as an antihypertensive and after heart attacks
Altace, ramipril - an ACE inhibitor (trade name Altace) used to treat high blood pressure or in some patients who have had a heart attack
Mavik, trandolapril - an ACE inhibiting drug (trade name Mavik) used in some patients after a heart attack or to treat hypertension
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There is no reliable evidence that BilDil as a single therapy is better than an ACE inhibitor in African-American patients, but promotion of BilDil may cause docs to prescribe BilDil alone.
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The ACE inhibitor ramipril (Hoechst's Altace) or the beta-blocker metoprolol (Astra's Toprol) significantly reduced the risk of kidney failure compared to the CCB amlodipine (Pfizer's Norvasc) in a group of patients who had at last one gram of protein in a 24-hour sample of urine upon entrance to the African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension (AASK), an ongoing study that has enrolled 1100 patients at 21 US centers.
An example of an effective ACE inhibitor is captopril, which the Food and Drug Administration approved for treating kidney disease of Type I diabetes.
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The researchers looked at 32 312 seniors in Alberta, Canada, aged 65 and older who were prescribed an ACE inhibitor and/or an ARB.
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A retrospective analysis of longitudinal data from the prospective Health ABC (Dynamics of Health, Aging and Body Composition Study) found that femoral neck bone mineral density was significantly greater in elderly men on an ACE inhibitor for 5 or more years for treatment of hypertension than in those not on long-term ACE inhibitor therapy Dr.
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The authors found that 19% of the initial group discontinued ACE inhibitor therapy due to adverse events.
If there is an indication for an ACE inhibitor, we might as well use one that crosses the blood-brain barrier," Dr.
LONDON, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Apotex UK Ltd, the British arm of Canada's largest generics manufacturer, today announced that it had won a patent dispute, allowing the company to launch its generic version of the popular ACE Inhibitor, perindopril to the NHS.