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What is an ACE?

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masso 12 Feb 2015

Medical Term:

Abbreviation for angiotensin-converting enzyme.

Angiotensin-converting enzyme (EC, or "ACE" indirectly increases blood pressure by causing blood vessels to constrict. It does that by converting angiotensin I to angiotensin II, which constricts the vessels. For this reason, drugs known as ACE inhibitors are used to lower blood pressure.

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