acting to reduce hypertension:
an antihypertensive drug, diet, or regimen.
a drug, as a diuretic, used to treat hypertension.
Other benefits of removing blood, including the lowering of blood pressure, can be obtained by the use of antihypertensive drugs.
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antihypertensive an·ti·hy·per·ten·sive (ān’tē-hī’pər-těn’sĭv, an’tī-)
Reducing high blood pressure. n.
A drug or treatment that reduces high blood pressure.
of or relating to or . inducing or like something that induces . susceptible to , as a person. inducing sleep. an agent or drug that produces sleep; sedative. a person who is susceptible to . a person under the influence of . Contemporary Examples My hypnotic trip is the highly oxygenated state of aerobic […]
Usually, hysterics. a fit of uncontrollable laughter or weeping; . a person subject to . . Contemporary Examples Or, they could distort the contents of the bill and attack anyone who disagreed with them as a legal Luddite and hysteric. Are Opponents of Arizona’s Anti-Gay Law Eager to Deceive? Kirsten Powers March 2, 2014 In […]
Ancient Greek Hellas. Modern Greek Ellas. a republic in S Europe at the S end of the Balkan Peninsula. 50,147 sq. mi. (129,880 sq. km). Capital: Athens. a city in W New York. Contemporary Examples He posed with blind children in Greece and crippled children in Italy and orphans in England. Frank Sinatra and the […]
an anti-idiotypic antibody.
a device used to prevent the forming of ice, as on an airplane propeller. a fluid used in such a device. noun a device fitted to an aircraft to prevent the formation of ice Compare de-icer