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cap·to·pril 'kap-tə-.pril n an antihypertensive drug C9H15NO3S that is an ACE inhibitor see CAPOTEN

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a drug used in the treatment of heart failure and hypertension; it acts by inhibiting the action of angiotensin (see ACE inhibitor). Side-effects include rash, neutropenia or agranulocytosis, hypotension, and loss of taste. Trade names: Acepril, Capoten.

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cap·to·pril (kapґto-pril) [USP] an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor used, alone or in combination with a thiazide diuretic, in the treatment of hypertension, congestive heart failure, and post–myocardial infarction left ventricular dysfunction. See also captopril test, under test.

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