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antihypertensive

[ an-tee-hahy-per-ten-siv, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn tiˌhaɪ pərˈtɛn sɪv, ˌæn taɪ- /
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adjective

acting to reduce hypertension: an antihypertensive drug, diet, or regimen.

noun

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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Medical definitions for antihypertensive

antihypertensive
[ ăn′tē-hī′pər-tĕnsĭv, an′tī- ]

adj.

Reducing high blood pressure.

n.

A drug or treatment that reduces high blood pressure.
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