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Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) are among the most widely prescribed antihypertensive medications. They are indicated in the management of multiple chronic conditions including hypertension, diabetes mellitus and heart failure. ACEIs prevent angiotensin II (Ang II) production and bradykinin catabolism leading to vasodilation and reduction of arterial blood pressure. Recently, the role of the reninangiotensin system (RAS) inhibitors has become the subject of scrutiny in the treatment of cancer metastasis. The administration of ACEIs, however, has been described to be accompanying with carcinogenic effects.
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Asgharpour, Masoumeh; Kalan, Mohammad Ebrahimi; Mirhashemi, Seyed Hadi; and Alirezaei, Amirhesam, "Lung cancer risk and the inhibitors of angiotensinconverting enzyme: A mini-review of recent evidence" (2019). Department of Epidemiology. 37.
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