[Captopril in hypertensive patients with type II diabetes mellitus].

Abstract

Since the angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) is identical with kininase II, the reduction of its activity by an ACE-inhibitor such as captopril will not only decrease the concentration of angiotensin II but also elevate the levels of kinins. Although the slight increase of the latter will not contribute to the antihypertensive action of ACE-inhibitors, we… (More)

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