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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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ACE inhibitors are among the most commonly prescribed medications worldwide because they are indicated in the management of hypertension, congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, diabetic nephropathy, and chronic kidney disease.
This trial compared ACE inhibitors with a different approach by using a drug, LCZ696 which is a combination of the Angiotensin receptor blocker Valsartan and a Neprilysin Inhibitor Sacubitril.
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A study of mice with high blood pressure found that ACE inhibitors were only effective when taken just before sleep.
Because the two types of medicines do similar things, the insurance companies send me (and other MDs) notices that we should change our patients taking ARBs to ACE inhibitors, because the latter are generic and cheaper.
ACE inhibitors act within the RAAS by inhibiting the conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II and, thereby, opposing its physiologic effects on aldosterone secretion, arteriolar vasoconstriction, and water and salt retention.
Among both groups, nearly half used high blood-pressure medications, such as calcium channel blockers, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II antagonists and beta blockers.
But in animal studies, the ACE inhibitors that cross the blood-brain barrier have been shown to halt cognitive decline at doses below what would be used to control blood pressure.
ACE inhibitors work by blocking the action of a compound in the body called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE).
The authors consider it unfortunate that angio-oedema is not listed as a compelling contraindication to ACE inhibitors in the latest South African Hypertension Guidelines.
The occurrence of acute pancreatitis with several different ACE inhibitors including captopril, (2-3) lisinopril, (4-8) quinapril, (9) ramipril, (10-11) perinodpril, (12) enalapril (13-17) has been described in case reports.