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Definition of ACE2 (angiotensin converting enzyme 2)

ACE2 (angiotensin converting enzyme 2): An essential regulator of heart function. Also may be involved in the embryonic development of the heart. The ACE2 gene has been mapped to the X chromosome (band Xp22).

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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