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Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and application / Marwa Hindiyh ; Boushra Al Halbouni ; Hanan Alshawa ; Mohammed Yazan Dalati

Publication year: 2019

ISBN: Ph00003

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It is now a little over 10 years since the introduction of drugs that inhibit the angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE). Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors are a class of oral medications that act primarily through blockade of the angiotensin converting enzyme. This enzyme converts angiotensin I to angiotensin II. Angiotensin II causes vasoconstriction increasing afterload, thus increasing systemic blood pressure. Angiotensin contributes to the production of aldosterone, which normally acts to retain sodium and water.

Subject: Angiotensins, Hormones, Angiotensin converting enzyme, Enzyme inhibitors, Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor, ACE Inhibitor