angiotensin-receptor blocker

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angiotensin-receptor blocker:

see under ACE inhibitorACE inhibitor
or angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor
, drug used to reduce elevated blood pressure (see hypertension), to treat congestive heart failure, and to alleviate strain on hearts damaged as a result of a heart attack (see infarction).
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Feng Y, Biocompatible in-Tube Solid-Phase Microextraction Coupled to HPLC for the Determination of Angiotensin II Receptor Antagonists in Human Plasma and Urine, J.
The comperative pharmacology of angiotensin II receptor antagonist.
The angiotensin II receptor antagonist is entering Phase II trials in the United States, and it is expected to offer an advantage over several types of hypertension drugs now available.
Angiotensin II receptor antagonists generally are very well tolerated antihypertensive drugs, but they should be considered as a potential cause of acute reactions, even in patients who have taken them for years.
Mothers whose embryos and fetuses are exposed to an angiotensin II receptor antagonist only during the first trimester should be so informed.
President: Takakazu Morita) announced preliminary results of the overseas clinical trials of two drug candidates for lowering intraocular pressure in glaucoma and ocular hypertension: an angiotensin II receptor antagonist, DE-092 (INN: Olmesartan), and a prostaglandin derivative, DE-085 (INN: Tafluprost).
Other ethical drugs in the Takeda line include candesartan cilexetil, an angiotensin II receptor antagonist.
Neuroprotective effects of antihypertensive medication are achieved by angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and diuretics, according to some authors (3), but also by angiotensin II receptor antagonists and dihydropiridines, according to other authors (4).
Comparative efficacy of two angiotensin II receptor antagonists, irbesartan and losartan in mild-to-moderate hypertension.
Angiotensin II receptor antagonists have less adverse effects than ACE inhibitors, but may still cause xerostomia, taste alteration and orthostatic hypotension.

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