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An ACE inhibitor drug, C9H15NO3S, used in the treatment of hypertension, congestive heart failure, and other cardiovascular disorders.
(Pharmacology) an ACE inhibitor used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure
cap•to•pril(ˈkæp tə prɪl)
a white, crystalline powder, C9H15NO3S, used as an antihypertensive.
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|Noun||1.||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|
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