antihypertensive

noun
an·​ti·​hy·​per·​ten·​sive | \ ˌan-tē-ˌhī-pər-ˈten(t)-siv How to pronounce antihypertensive (audio) , ˌan-tī- How to pronounce antihypertensive (audio) \

Definition of antihypertensive

: a substance that is effective against high blood pressure

Other Words from antihypertensive

antihypertensive adjective

First Known Use of antihypertensive

1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Antihypertensive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antihypertensive. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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antihypertensive

adjective
an·​ti·​hy·​per·​ten·​sive | \ -ˌhī-pər-ˈten(t)-siv How to pronounce antihypertensive (audio) \
variants: also antihypertension \ -​ˈhī-​pər-​ˌten-​chən How to pronounce antihypertensive (audio) \

Medical Definition of antihypertensive

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: used or effective against high blood pressure antihypertensive drugs

antihypertensive

noun

Medical Definition of antihypertensive (Entry 2 of 2)

: an antihypertensive agent (as a drug)

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