Agent, antihypertensive
As the name suggests, a drug aimed at reducing high blood pressure (hypertension).

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  • Antihypertensive — Something that reduces high blood pressure (hypertension). * * * Indicating a drug or mode of treatment that reduces the blood pressure of hypertensive individuals. * * * an·ti·hy·per·ten·sive .hī pər ten(t) siv also an·ti·hy·per·ten·sion hī pər …   Medical dictionary

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

  • labetalol — noun 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) • Syn: ↑labetalol hydrochloride, ↑Trandate, ↑Normodyne •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • labetalol hydrochloride — noun 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) • Syn: ↑labetalol, ↑Trandate, ↑Normodyne • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Normodyne — noun 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) • Syn: ↑labetalol, ↑labetalol hydrochloride, ↑Trandate •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Trandate — noun 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) • Syn: ↑labetalol, ↑labetalol hydrochloride, ↑Normodyne •… …   Useful english dictionary

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