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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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