antihypertensive drug

Definitions of antihypertensive drug
  1. noun
    a drug that reduces high blood pressure
    synonyms: antihypertensive
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    ACE inhibitor, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor
    an antihypertensive drug that blocks the formation of angiotensin II in the kidney, leading to relaxation of the arteries; promotes the excretion of salt and water by inhibiting the activity of the angiotensin converting enzyme; also used to treat congestive heart failure
    Diuril, chlorothiazide
    a diuretic drug (trade name Diuril) used in the treatment of edema and hypertension
    Catapres, clonidine
    an antihypertensive (trade name Catapres) that can be administered orally or via transdermal patches
    Cardura, doxazosin
    an antihypertensive drug (trade name Cardura) that works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood passes through them more easily; it is also used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia
    Wytensin, guanabenz
    antihypertensive drug (trade name Wytensin) that reduces blood pressure by its effect on the central nervous system
    Apresoline, hydralazine
    an antihypertensive drug (trade name Apresoline) that dilates blood vessels; used (often with a diuretic) to treat hypertension and congestive heart failure
    Normodyne, Trandate, labetalol, labetalol hydrochloride
    antihypertensive 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)
    Maxzide
    trade name for an antihypertensive drug containing hydrochlorothiazide and another diuretic
    Aldomet, alpha methyl dopa, methyldopa
    antihypertensive drug (trade name Aldomet) used in the treatment of high blood pressure
    Minipress, prazosin
    antihypertensive drug (trade name Minipress)
    Rau-Sed, Raudixin, Sandril, Serpasil, reserpine
    antihypertensive consisting of an alkaloid extracted from the plant Rauwolfia serpentina (trade names Raudixin or Rau-Sed or Sandril or Serpasil)
    Tenoretic
    trade name for an antihypertensive drug consisting of a fixed combination of atenolol and a diuretic
    Hytrin, terazosin
    antihypertensive drug (trade name Hytrin) used to treat high blood pressure
    Aldactone, spironolactone
    a synthetic corticosteroid (trade name Aldactone) used to treat hypertension
    Capoten, captopril
    a drug (trade name Capoten) that blocks the formation of angiotensin in the kidneys resulting in vasodilation; used in the treatment of hypertension and congestive heart failure
    Vasotec, enalapril
    an ACE inhibitor (trade name Vasotec) that blocks the formation of angiotensin in the kidney and so results in vasodilation; administered after heart attacks
    Prinival, Zestril, lisinopril
    an ACE inhibiting drug (trade names Prinival or Zestril) administered as an antihypertensive and after heart attacks
    Altace, ramipril
    an ACE inhibitor (trade name Altace) used to treat high blood pressure or in some patients who have had a heart attack
    Mavik, trandolapril
    an ACE inhibiting drug (trade name Mavik) used in some patients after a heart attack or to treat hypertension
    type of:
    medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine
    (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
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