Serum angiotensin-converting enzyme activity in pregnancy-induced hypertension.


Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) activity was measured in the serum of 33 pregnant women with normal blood pressure or pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) using sensitive hippuric acid colorimetric micromethods. Mean serum ACE activity in 17 PIH patients (73.25 +/- 18.81 U/ml) was significantly higher than that in normotensive pregnant women (16 cases… (More)


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