enzyme inhibitor


enzyme inhibitor
molecules that bind to enzymes and decrease their activity

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  • enzyme inhibitor — enzyme inhibitor, a chemical substance which specifically prevents or lessens the activity of a particular enzyme …   Useful english dictionary

  • angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor — ACE inhibitor. A drug that is used to lower blood pressure. An angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor is a type of antihypertensive agent. Also called ACE inhibitor …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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  • angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor — noun an antihypertensive drug that blocks the formation of angiotensin II in the kidney, leading to relaxation of the arteries; promotes the excretion of salt and water by inhibiting the activity of the angiotensin converting enzyme; also used to …   Useful english dictionary

  • angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor — noun : ace inhibitor herein …   Useful english dictionary

  • Inhibitor — or inhibition may refer to:* Corrosion inhibitor, a substance that decreases the rate of metal oxidation * Enzyme inhibitor, a substance that binds to an enzyme and decreases its activity. * Inhibition of return, a feature of attention *… …   Wikipedia

  • Enzyme catalysis — is the catalysis of chemical reactions by specialized proteins known as enzymes. Catalysis of biochemical reactions in the cell is vital due to the very low reaction rates of the uncatalysed reactions. The mechanism of enzyme catalysis is similar …   Wikipedia

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  • Enzyme kinetics — is the study of the chemical reactions that are catalysed by enzymes, with a focus on their reaction rates. The study of an enzyme s kinetics reveals the catalytic mechanism of this enzyme, its role in metabolism, how its activity is controlled,… …   Wikipedia


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