antihypertensive

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noun an·ti·hy·per·ten·sive \ -ˌhī-pər-ˈten(t)-siv \

Definition of antihypertensive

:a substance that is effective against high blood pressure

antihypertensive

adjective

First Known Use of antihypertensive

1941


Medical Dictionary

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antihypertensive

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adjective an·ti·hy·per·ten·sive \ -ˌhī-pər-ˈten(t)-siv \
variants: also antihypertension play \-ˈhī-pər-ˌten-chən\

medical Definition of antihypertensive

:used or effective against high blood pressure
  • antihypertensive drugs

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antihypertensive

noun

medical Definition of antihypertensive

:an antihypertensive agent (as a drug)

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