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Definition of "antihypertensive" [antihypertensive]

  • Reducing or controlling high blood pressure. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "antihypertensive" in a sentence
  • "Compared with similar patients who took dummy pills, those who took so-called antihypertensive medication cut their risk of stroke by 23 percent;"
  • "In a report in the journal Stroke, Dr. Sylvie Perreault of McGill University, Montreal, and colleagues note that the benefits of blood pressure-lowering, or "antihypertensive," therapy on major cardiovascular outcomes have been demonstrated in clinical trials."
  • "She also advised people to seek professional guidance as Andrographis has potential interactions with anticoagulant, antihypertensive, immunosuppressant and hypoglycemic drugs."