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antihypertensive

[an-tee-hahy-per-ten-siv, an-tahy-]Medicine/Medical, Pharmacology
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adjective
  1. acting to reduce hypertension: an antihypertensive drug, diet, or regimen.
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noun
  1. a drug, as a diuretic, used to treat hypertension.
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Origin of antihypertensive

First recorded in 1955–60; anti- + hypertensive
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  • Other benefits of removing blood, including the lowering of blood pressure, can be obtained by the use of antihypertensive drugs.

    Bloodletting Instruments in the National Museum of History and Technology

    Audrey Davis


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antihypertensive

(ăn′tē-hī′pər-tĕnsĭv, an′tī-)
adj.
  1. Reducing high blood pressure.
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n.
  1. A drug or treatment that reduces high blood pressure.
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