[ an-tee-hahy-per-ten-siv, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn tiˌhaɪ pərˈtɛn sɪv, ˌæn taɪ- /
acting to reduce hypertension: an antihypertensive drug, diet, or regimen.
a drug, as a diuretic, used to treat hypertension.
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Examples from the Web for antihypertensive
Other benefits of removing blood, including the lowering of blood pressure, can be obtained by the use of antihypertensive drugs.
Medicine definitions for antihypertensive
[ ăn′tē-hī′pər-tĕn′sĭv, an′tī- ]
Reducing high blood pressure.
A drug or treatment that reduces high blood pressure.
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