High Blood Pressure Medication (Hypertension Drugs)



Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors

Angiotensin
converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
are medications that inhibit the activity of the enzyme
angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE), which is important for controlling blood
pressure.

Angiotensin II is a very potent chemical formed in the blood by ACE from,
angiotensin I. When formed, angiotensin II causes the muscles surrounding blood vessels to contract, thus narrowing the vessels and increasing blood pressure.
ACE inhibitors are medications that inhibit the activity of ACE which decreases the production