enalapril(redirected from Enalaprilat)
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An ACE inhibitor drug, C20H28N2O5, used in its maleate form to treat hypertension.
[(ph)en(yl)ala(nine) + (capto)pril.]
(Pharmacology) an ACE inhibitor used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure
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|Noun||1.||enalapril - an ACE inhibitor (trade name Vasotec) that blocks the formation of angiotensin in the kidney and so results in vasodilation; administered after heart attacks|
ACE inhibitor, angiotensin-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