ACE Inhibitors10 years, 7 months ago
Posted on Mar 19, 2008, 9 a.m.
By Bill Freeman
Drugs that inhibit ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme). An enzyme needed for the production of the peptide angiotensin II, which causes arteries to constrict and therefore raises the blood pressure. ACE inhibitors lower the blood pressure by inhibiting the formation of angiotensin II. This relaxes the arteries and thus lowers blood pressure.