angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor

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Noun1.angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor - an antihypertensive drug that blocks the formation of angiotensin II in the kidney, leading to relaxation of the arteriesangiotensin-converting enzyme 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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Q I seem to cough more since my doctor prescribed an ACE inhibitor.
The risk for coronary heart disease was 26%-28% higher on placebo than on an ACE inhibitor.
Charts were selected for investigation if adverse reactions occurred or if the patient received simultaneous administration of an ACE inhibitor.
Health professionals should provide extra counselling to black patients, elderly persons, and patients with a history of drug or seasonal allergy before prescribing an ACE inhibitor.
But a large portion of the meeting was spent discussing whether patients in the trial were on optimal ACE inhibitor doses and whether the same benefits might have been achieved by increasing the dose of the ACE inhibitor.