Posted by Bob P (126.96.36.199) on September 24, 2000 at 11:21:27:
In Reply to: Ace inhibitors posted by jimmy sheeran on September 24, 2000 at 02:49:33:
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors
ACE Inhibitors (examples: capoten, enalapril, lisinopril) reduce the enzymatic conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II. Angiotensin II is a potent vasoconstrictor that causes blood pressure to increase. Many of the generic names for ACE inhibitors end in "pril".
This is a copy of my post just below. ACE inhibitors are vasodialtors not constrictors.
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