hy·​per·​ten·​sive | \ ˌhī-pər-ˈten(t)-siv How to pronounce hypertensive (audio) \

Definition of hypertensive

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: affected with or caused by hypertension



Definition of hypertensive (Entry 2 of 2)

: an individual affected with hypertension

Examples of hypertensive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective According to the state medical examiner, Becton died of hypertensive cardiovascular disease complicated by opiate withdrawal. Washington Post, 25 Oct. 2021 The Oakland County medical examiner said Mudge died of natural hypertensive cardiovascular disease. Sue Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 20 Sep. 2021 In 2001, one team of researchers attempted to investigate the causal direction through a clinical trial that randomly assigned a pet to some hypertensive stockbrokers and not others. Arthur C. Brooks, The Atlantic, 5 Aug. 2021 Barger Stevens says antihistamines, diuretics, seizure medications, ADD and ADHD drugs, and anti-hypertensive drugs can affect how the body retains fluid. Ashley Abramson, Allure, 30 June 2021 The shares of Covid-19 death records mentioning conditions like diabetes and hypertensive diseases have also stayed similar to their shares during the height of the pandemic. New York Times, 10 June 2021 Now that folks are out and about, restaurants are fighting for the crowd that wants to save a buck … and driving another nail into our increasing obese, diabetic, hypertensive disabled population. Hank Cardello, Forbes, 5 May 2021 Any blood pressure higher than 180 over 120 is considered a hypertensive crisis and a doctor should be consulted immediately. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3 May 2021 Where the trial stands: The defense argues Floyd's hypertensive heart disease and ingestion of meth and fentanyl, together with the struggle with police, led him to suffer from heart strain and ultimately die. Eric Ferkenhoff, USA TODAY, 16 Apr. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The other thing is that India also has a lot of hypertensives. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 1 Apr. 2020 Antihistamines, anti-depressants, anti-hypertensives, and even oral contraceptives can lead to tear film deficiencies as well. Andrea K. Mcdaniels, baltimoresun.com, 2 Nov. 2017

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“Hypertensive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypertensive. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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hy·​per·​ten·​sive | \ ˌhī-pər-ˈten(t)-siv How to pronounce hypertensive (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypertensive

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: marked by or due to hypertension hypertensive emergencies hypertensive renal disease also : affected with hypertension a hypertensive patient



Medical Definition of hypertensive (Entry 2 of 2)

: one affected with hypertension


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