angiotensin converting enzyme

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angiotensin converting enzyme (plural angiotensin converting enzymes)

  1. (biochemistry) An enzyme which catalyzes the creation of angiotensin, and is a strong vasoconstrictor
    • 2001: Angiotensin is generated in the blood from an inactive precursor called renin. The conversion requires an enzyme known as Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE). — Leslie Iversen, Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2001, p. 43)

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  • (abbreviation) ACE

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