antihypertensive

[an-tee-hahy-per-ten-siv, an-tahy-]Medicine/Medical, Pharmacology
noun
  1. a drug, as a diuretic, used to treat hypertension.

Origin of antihypertensive

First recorded in 1955–60; anti- + hypertensive
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antihypertensive in Medicine

antihypertensive

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