angiotensin-converting enzyme

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Noun1.angiotensin-converting enzyme - proteolytic enzyme that converts angiotensin I into angiotensin II
peptidase, protease, proteinase, proteolytic enzyme - any enzyme that catalyzes the splitting of proteins into smaller peptide fractions and amino acids by a process known as proteolysis
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Angiotensin-converting enzyme and the regulation of vasoactive peptides.
Are angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors effective in decreasing mortality and morbidity in patients with heart disease but without heart failure or systolic dysfunction?
Findings on laboratory evaluations--including measurements of c- and p-antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (c-ANCA and p-ANCA), angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), antinuclear antibody (ANA), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), sputum acid-fast bacilli (AFB), and a complete blood count--were normal.
VIENNA -- Treatment with an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor cut the incidence of new-onset diabetes in a controlled trial of more than 22,000 patients with hypertension and coronary artery disease.
The explanation for MAGIC's negative outcome may be that magnesium's cardio-protective effects are dwarfed by those of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, [beta]blockers, and aspirin, drugs used routinely in acute MI today but not at the time of the positive magnesium trials in the 1980s.
The serum angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) concentration depends on the ACE gene insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism.
The ACE gene encodes angiotensin-converting enzyme, a protein that works with other compounds to regulate blood pressure.
The researchers note that the patient was initially treated with diuretics, ?-blockers, and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors.
For nonblack patients with hypertension, initial treatment should be a News line thiazide-type diuretic, a calcium channel blocker (CCB), an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB).
Two types of blood pressure medications called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) equally control blood pressure, according to a report issued by the Agency for Healthcare Policy and Research.

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