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angiotensin

[‚an·jē·ə′ten·sən]
(biochemistry)
A decapeptide hormone that influences blood vessel constriction and aldosterone secretion by the adrenal cortex. Also known as hypertensin.
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Perindopril chronically inhibits angiotensin-converting enzyme in both the endothelium and adventitia of the internal mammary artery in patients with ischemic heart disease.
Determination of angiotensin-converting enzyme gene polymorphisms: stepdown PCR increases detection of heterozygotes.
Omapatrilat is the most clinically advanced member of the vasopeptidase inhibitors, a new type of cardiovascular compound that simultaneously inhibits both neutral endopeptidase (NEP) and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) -- two key enzymes that regulate heart function and blood pressure.
Rapid identification of angiotensin-converting enzyme genotypes by capillary electrophoresis.
The two drugs groups -- calcium antagonists and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors -- join diuretics and beta blockers.
Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors appears to halt or slow the decline in muscle strength among elderly women who are already moderately to severely physically disabled, reported Dr.
The angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene product plays an important role in cardiovascular homeostasis.
Horovitz's experience in drug discovery and development, in particular his role in the development and commercialization of taxol and the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, makes him an important addition to NitroMed," said Michael Loberg, Chief Executive Officer of NitroMed.
Prinivil is one in a class of drugs called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors.
The best-studied member of a novel class of drugs known as vasopeptidase inhibitors, omapatrilat inhibits both angiotensin-converting enzyme and neutral endopeptidase, the enzyme that breaks down vasodilator factors.

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