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Nursing2015

March 2006, Volume 36 Number 3 , p 64hn8 - 64hn8

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Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors prevent the conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II, a potent vasoconstrictor, resulting in vasodilation, decreased systemic arterial resistance, and decreased blood pressure. In addition, ACE inhibitors decrease aldosterone production, resulting in reduced sodium and water retention; this also helps lower blood pressure.

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