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ace inhibitor

ace in·hib·i·tor
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [eys in-hib-i-ter]
    • /eɪs ɪnˈhɪb ɪ tər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [eys in-hib-i-ter]
    • /eɪs ɪnˈhɪb ɪ tər/

Definitions of ace inhibitor words

  • noun ace inhibitor any one of a class of drugs, including captopril, enalapril, and ramipril, that cause the arteries to widen by preventing the synthesis of angiotensin: used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure 3
  • noun ace inhibitor any of a class of drugs, including captopril, that inhibit or block the action of an enzyme (ACE) that produces the powerful vasoconstrictor angiotensin, used to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, diabetic kidney disease, etc. 3
  • noun ace inhibitor An ACE inhibitor is any one of a class of drugs, including captopril, enalapril, and ramipril, that causes the arteries to widen by preventing the synthesis of angiotensin. ACE inhibitors are used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. 3
  • noun ace inhibitor (medicine) any one of a class of blood pressure-lowering drugs, including captopril and enalapril, that cause the arteries to widen by preventing the synthesis on angiotensin. 0

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ace inhibitor popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 29% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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