ACE inhibitor

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Circa 20th century: from Angiotensin-Converting-Enzyme inhibitor.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈeɪs ɪnˌhɪb.ɪ.tɚ/; enPR: āsʹ ĭn-hĭb'-ĭ-tər
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  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈeɪs ɪnˌhɪb.ɪ.tə/; enPR: āsʹ ĭn-hĭb'-ĭ-tər

Noun[edit]

ACE inhibitor (plural ACE inhibitors)

  1. (medicine) Any of a class of blood pressure-lowering drugs, including captopril and enalapril, that cause the arteries to widen by preventing the synthesis on angiotensin

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