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(Science: chemical) An orally active inhibitor of angiotensin i-converting enzyme. It reduces elevated blood pressure by inhibiting the renin-angiotensin system and also inhibits pressure responses to exogenous angiotensin i.

Pharmacological action: angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, antihypertensive agents.

chemical name: L-Proline, 1-(3-mercapto-2-methyl-1-oxopropyl)-, (S)-