HyperDic: antihypertensive_drug

English > 1 sense of the expression antihypertensive drug:
NOUNartifactantihypertensive drug, antihypertensivea drug that reduces high blood pressure
English > antihypertensive drug: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA drug that reduces high blood pressure.
NarrowerACE inhibitor, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitorAn antihypertensive drug that blocks the formation of angiotensin II in the kidney, leading to relaxation of the arteries
Maxzidetrade name for an antihypertensive drug containing hydrochlorothiazide and another diuretic
Tenoretictrade name for an antihypertensive drug consisting of a fixed combination of atenolol and a diuretic
chlorothiazide, DiurilA diuretic drug (trade name Diuril) used in the treatment of edema and hypertension
clonidine, CatapresAn antihypertensive (trade name Catapres) that can be administered orally or via transdermal patches
doxazosin, CarduraAn antihypertensive drug (trade name Cardura) that works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood passes through them more easily
guanabenz, Wytensinantihypertensive drug (trade name Wytensin) that reduces blood pressure by its effect on the central nervous system
hydralazine, ApresolineAn antihypertensive drug (trade name Apresoline) that dilates blood vessels
labetalol, labetalol hydrochloride, Trandate, Normodyneantihypertensive drug (trade names Trandate and Normodyne) that blocks alpha and beta-adrenergic receptors of the sympathetic nervous system (leading to a decrease in blood pressure)
methyldopa, alpha methyl dopa, Aldometantihypertensive drug (trade name Aldomet) used in the treatment of high blood pressure
prazosin, Minipressantihypertensive drug (trade name Minipress)
reserpine, Raudixin, Rau-Sed, Sandril, Serpasilantihypertensive consisting of an alkaloid extracted from the plant Rauwolfia serpentina (trade names Raudixin or Rau-Sed or Sandril or Serpasil)
spironolactone, AldactoneA synthetic corticosteroid (trade name Aldactone) used to treat hypertension
terazosin, Hytrinantihypertensive drug (trade name Hytrin) used to treat high blood pressure
Broadermedicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug(medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
Spanishantihipertensivo, droga antihipertensiva, medicamento antihipertensivo

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