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an·ti·hy·per·ten·sive

 (ăn′tē-hī′pər-tĕn′sĭv, ăn′tī-)
adj.
Reducing or controlling high blood pressure.
n.
An antihypertensive drug.
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an•ti•hy•per•ten•sive

(ˌæn tiˌhaɪ pərˈtɛn sɪv, ˌæn taɪ-)

adj.
1. acting to reduce hypertension.
n.
2. a drug, as a diuretic, used to treat hypertension.
[1955–60]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antihypertensive - a drug that reduces high blood pressureantihypertensive - 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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Translations
antihypertenzivum

an·ti·hy·per·ten·sive

n. antihipertensivo, medicamento para bajar la presión arterial.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

antihypertensive

adj & n antihipertensivo
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