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Meaning of antihypertensive

an•ti•hy•per•ten•sive

Pronunciation: (an"tē-hī"pur-ten'siv, an"tī-), [key]
— Med., Pharm. Med.,Pharm.
—adj.
  1. acting to reduce hypertension: an antihypertensive drug, diet, or regimen.
—n.
  1. a drug, as a diuretic, used to treat hypertension.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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