Case: You are a pharmaceutical scientist tasked to work on a new drug to treat hypertension in patients with diabetes. The following parameters have been defined for the drug:
- It needs to have a long duration of action (once per day administration).
- Patients need to be able to take it at home.
- It should not significantly influence electrolyte balance.
- Its metabolism should not be affected by other drugs taken concomitantly.
What drug class discussed in the lesson would you prefer as the pharmacophore (you can use structures to illustrate as needed)? Justify your answer in no less than 250 words