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Definition of "hypertensive" []

  • Of or characterized by hypertension. (adjective)
  • Causing an increase in blood pressure: a hypertensive medication. (adjective)
  • A person with or susceptible to hypertension. (noun)
  • A drug capable of causing an increase in blood pressure. (noun)

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 "hypertensive" in a sentence
  • "The general statistics arrived on the basis of various studies by different institutions reveal that 3. 5-4 per cent of people with hypertension have a risk for heart attacks, 3 per cent of people have a risk of stroke and a long-term hypertensive person has a risk of kidney disease."
  • "The Kyoto Heart study links valsartan and an improved cardiovascular outcome in Japanese hypertensive patients"
  • "These types of disorders, also called hypertensive disorders, can cause complications and may result in infant death."