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Definition of "captopril" [captopril]

  • A drug used in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, such as hypertension and congestive heart failure, that functions by inhibiting the enzymes that activate angiotensin. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "captopril" in a sentence
  • "For their study, they gave a short-acting ACE inhibitor, called captopril brand name Capoten, at different times of day to laboratory mice with high blood pressure."
  • "ACE inhibitors such as captopril taken orally are often used to treat hypertension, but according to Emanuele there is evidence that applied topically they can help treat some skin disorders such as keloids"
  • "The one exception: Combining a potassium-retaining diuretic and an ACE inhibitor, such as benazepril (generic, Lotensin), captopril (generic, Capoten), or enalapril (generic, Vasotec), can cause worrisome potassium accumulation even in people with healthy kidneys."