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an antihypertensive agent and vasodilator, administered orally, intramuscularly, or intravenously as the hydrochloride salt in treatment of peripheral vascular disease, essential and early malignant hypertension, thrombophlebitis, and other conditions in which dilation of blood vessels of the extremities is desired. Dosage is adjusted to the individual patient's response. blood pressure should be checked frequently, especially during parenteral administration. Side effects are rare with therapeutic doses, but the drug must be administered with caution to patients with coronary artery disease, advanced kidney damage, and existing or incipient stroke syndrome.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
An antihypertensive drug, C8H8N4.
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hydralazineTherapeutics A vasodilator which, with isosorbide dinitrate, is a 2nd line therapy in Pts with CHF for whom ACE inhibitors are contraindicated. See Congestive heart failure.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
hydralazineA drug that causes arteries to widen (vasodilatation) and can be used as an adjunct to the treatment of high blood pressure (HYPERTENSION) and moderate degrees of HEART FAILURE. It is seldom used alone. The drug is on the WHO official list. A brand name is Apresoline.
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