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ACE inhibitor

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angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor: any one of a group of drugs used in the treatment of raised blood pressure and heart failure. ACE inhibitors act by interfering with...

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aldosterone

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A hormone produced by the adrenal glands that controls excretion of sodium by the kidneys and thereby maintains the balance of salt and water in the body fluids.

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aminopeptidase

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n. any one of several enzymes in the intestine that cause the breakdown of a peptide, removing an amino acid.

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ancovenin

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A lantibiotic (16 aa) containing unusual amino acids such as threo-β-methyllanthionine, meso-lanthionine, and dehydroalanine, that inhibits angiotensin I converting enzyme. Ancovenin is...

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angiotensin converting enzyme

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The dipeptidyl carboxypeptidase (ACE1, EC 3.4.15.1, 1306 aa) that converts angiotensin I into the biologically active form, angiotensin II. Angiotensin converting enzyme 2...

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angiotensin II antagonist

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A drug that blocks the action of the hormone angiotensin II, which constricts blood vessels, and is therefore useful in treating hypertension. Such drugs include candesartan (Amias),...

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angiotensinogen

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A plasma α2‐globulin formed in liver, and the precursor of angiotensin I, II and III; it is similar to the serpins.

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autacoid

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A physiologically active substance, especially one that acts locally to regulate the activities of certain cells within a given tissue. Examples include serotonin and histamine.

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candesartan

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A selective AT1-subtype angiotensin II receptor antagonist used to treat hypertension; marketed as the prodrug candesartan cilexetil which is metabolized by esterases during absorption from...

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corticotrophin-releasing hormone

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(CRH) a peptide hypothalamic hormone (of 41 amino acids) stimulating the release of ACTH (adrenocorticotrophic hormone) from the anterior pituitary. Its own release is suppressed by a...

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