antihypertensive drug


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Noun1.antihypertensive drug - a drug that reduces high blood pressureantihypertensive drug - a drug that reduces high blood pressure
ACE inhibitor, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor - an antihypertensive drug that blocks the formation of angiotensin II in the kidney, leading to relaxation of the arteries; promotes the excretion of salt and water by inhibiting the activity of the angiotensin converting enzyme; also used to treat congestive heart failure
chlorothiazide, Diuril - a diuretic drug (trade name Diuril) used in the treatment of edema and hypertension
Catapres, clonidine - an antihypertensive (trade name Catapres) that can be administered orally or via transdermal patches
Cardura, doxazosin - an antihypertensive drug (trade name Cardura) that works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood passes through them more easily; it is also used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia
guanabenz, Wytensin - antihypertensive drug (trade name Wytensin) that reduces blood pressure by its effect on the central nervous system
Apresoline, hydralazine - an antihypertensive drug (trade name Apresoline) that dilates blood vessels; used (often with a diuretic) to treat hypertension and congestive heart failure
labetalol, labetalol hydrochloride, Normodyne, Trandate - antihypertensive drug (trade names Trandate and Normodyne) that blocks alpha and beta-adrenergic receptors of the sympathetic nervous system (leading to a decrease in blood pressure)
Maxzide - trade name for an antihypertensive drug containing hydrochlorothiazide and another diuretic
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
Aldomet, alpha methyl dopa, methyldopa - antihypertensive drug (trade name Aldomet) used in the treatment of high blood pressure
Minipress, prazosin - antihypertensive drug (trade name Minipress)
Raudixin, Rau-Sed, reserpine, Sandril, Serpasil - antihypertensive consisting of an alkaloid extracted from the plant Rauwolfia serpentina (trade names Raudixin or Rau-Sed or Sandril or Serpasil)
Tenoretic - trade name for an antihypertensive drug consisting of a fixed combination of atenolol and a diuretic
Hytrin, terazosin - antihypertensive drug (trade name Hytrin) used to treat high blood pressure
Aldactone, spironolactone - a synthetic corticosteroid (trade name Aldactone) used to treat hypertension
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MONTREAL -- Daily treatment with the antihypertensive drug losartan for a year appeared to slow progression of emphysema, compared with placebo, in a controlled pilot study involving 46 patients at one U.
Adherence to prescribed antihypertensive drug treatments: Longitudinal study of electronically compiled dosing histories.
The presence of hypertension was defined as systolic blood pressure of 140 mmHg or higher, diastolic blood pressure of 90 mmHg or higher, or use of an antihypertensive drug.
6 trials demonstrated potential positive effect of GBE as complementary therapy on BP reduction when compared with antihypertensive drug therapy; however, it was not associated with a statistically significant effect on both SBP and DBP reduction in 3 other trials.
The study excluded long-term care residents and patients with conditions other than hypertension for which an antihypertensive drug may have been prescribed such as diabetes, myocardial infarction, heart failure, angina, cardiomyopathy, and transient ischemic attack.
The investigators focused their analysis "on patients who received only one type of antihypertensive drug (with or without a diuretic), because these patients were likely to have mild to moderate hypertension that required only monotherapy.
ARBs demonstrate BP-lowering efficacy comparable to ACE inhibitors and other antihypertensive drug classes, with an overall risk of adverse events comparable to placebo.
The company said the falls in its pretax and operating profits were attributable to an increase in sales and administrative expenses, mainly those spent to boost sales of antihypertensive drug Olmetec, known as Benicar in the United States.
In particular, although it is recognized that concomitant antihypertensive drug therapy can influence ratio values (15), the effect on the diagnostic accuracy of the test has not been formally assessed.
Other recipients of this year's award were Wilfred Sweeny, pioneer of DuPont's Nomex brand of fibers, and John Duncia, the discoverer of DuPont's Cozaar antihypertensive drug.
Regression was less likely in older patients and in those with a longer history of hypertension, a need for more than one antihypertensive drug, high pulse pressure in a normal-size heart, or low pulse pressure and a dilated heart.