A very common type of drug used to control high blood pressure is an ACE inhibitor. These drugs inhibit an enzyme involved in the production of a hormone called angiotensin. Which of the following explains why blood pressure would drop if you were taking this drug?

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    By inhibiting the enzyme, angiotensin production drops and more water is removed from the blood. The decrease in blood volume helps lower blood pressure.
    By inhibiting the enzyme, there is less angiotensin traveling to the kidneys. This leads to a constriction of the blood vessels leading to the kidneys and a lower filtration rate.
    By inhibiting the enzyme, angiotensin production drops and more water is retained in the blood. The increase in blood volume helps lower blood pressure.
    By inhibiting the enzyme, there is less angiotensin traveling to the kidneys. This leads to a constriction of the blood vessels leading to the kidneys and a higher pressure in the glomerulus.

asked May 30, 2013 in Biology by anonymous
    

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By inhibiting the enzyme, angiotensin production drops and more water is removed from the blood. The decrease in blood volume helps lower blood pressure.
answered May 31, 2013 by Bioshare ~Top Expert~ (34,070 points)

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