antihypertensive

[an-tee-hahy-per-ten-siv, an-tahy-] Medicine/Medical, Pharmacology.
adjective
1.
acting to reduce hypertension: an antihypertensive drug, diet, or regimen.
noun
2.
a drug, as a diuretic, used to treat hypertension.

Origin:
1955–60; anti- + hypertensive

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antihypertensive an·ti·hy·per·ten·sive (ān'tē-hī'pər-těn'sĭv, an'tī-)
adj.
Reducing high blood pressure. n.
A drug or treatment that reduces high blood pressure.

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Example sentences
Most antihypertensive drugs today act on a biological system that regulates
  blood pressure.
Occasionally an antibiotic or an antihypertensive helps.
Patients whose blood pressure remains elevated should be treated with
  antihypertensive medications.
Diuretics are often used in combination with other antihypertensive drugs.
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