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Noun: ACE inhibitor
  1. 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
    - angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor

Derived forms: ACE inhibitors

Type of: antihypertensive, antihypertensive drug

Encyclopedia: ACE inhibitor