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How does ramipril treat high blood pressure?

Ramipril is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. The ACE inhibitors work by blocking the enzyme that converts angiotensin I to angiotensin II, a very strong constrictor of blood vessels. Less angiotensin II means less constriction and lower pressure.

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