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hypertensive

[hahy-per-ten-siv] /ˌhaɪ pərˈtɛn sɪv/
adjective
1.
characterized by or causing high blood pressure.
noun
2.
a person who has high blood pressure.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; hyper- + tensive
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  • And nowhere do the study's authors challenge the claim that hypertensive patients ought to eat less sodium.
  • They know about hypertension because there are multiple hypertensive drugs.
  • Usually people take hypertensive drugs in the morning, when they wake up.
hypertensive in Medicine

hypertensive hy·per·ten·sive (hī'pər-těn'sĭv)
adj.

  1. Of or characterized by abnormally increased blood pressure.

  2. Causing an increase in blood pressure.

n.
A person having or susceptible to high blood pressure.
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