/an'tee huy'peuhr ten"siv, an'tuy-/, Med., Pharm.
1. acting to reduce hypertension: an antihypertensive drug, diet, or regimen.
2. a drug, as a diuretic, used to treat hypertension.

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  • antihypertensive — noun Date: circa 1957 a substance that is effective against high blood pressure • antihypertensive adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • antihypertensive — 1. noun an agent that prevents or counteracts hypertension 2. adjective preventing or counteracting hypertension …   Wiktionary

  • antihypertensive — adj. counteracts high blood pressure n. drug which counteracts high blood pressure …   English contemporary dictionary

  • antihypertensive — an·ti·hypertensive …   English syllables

  • antihypertensive — an•ti•hy•per•ten•sive [[t]ˌæn tiˌhaɪ pərˈtɛn sɪv, ˌæn taɪ [/t]] adj. 1) med acting to reduce hypertension 2) med a drug, as a diuretic, used to treat hypertension • Etymology: 1955–60 …   From formal English to slang

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