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How does Fosinopril treat hypertension?

Fosinopril is part of a class of drugs known as angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. These ACE inhibitors regulate the amount of chemicals in the bloodstream that constrict blood vessels. Fosinopril blocks action of the enzymes in the blood responsible for making angiotensin II, a chemical which causes blood vessels and arteries to tighten up. When this chemical is blocked, the blood vessels are able to relax. This makes it easier for the heart to pump blood through the body, reducing high blood pressure and lifting the strain on the heart.

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