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What is an ace inhibitor/medicine?

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Dr. Umesh Patel
Preventive Medicine 44 years experience
Blood Pressure Treat: Ace inhibitors block the conversion angiotensin i to angiotensin ii, which constricts the vessels, increases the following: salt retention in the kidney, sympathetic tone, aldosterone and ADH (vasopressin) (anti-diuretic hormone) secretion. The inhibition of this conversion decreases blood pressure and wall stress in the heart muscle.
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Last updated Sep 8, 2018
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