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1. characterized by increased tension or pressure.
2. causing hypertension.
3. a person with hypertension.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


1. Marked by an increased blood pressure.
2. Denoting a person suffering from high blood pressure.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


1. Of or characterized by hypertension.
2. Causing an increase in blood pressure: a hypertensive medication.
1. A person with or susceptible to hypertension.
2. A drug capable of causing an increase in blood pressure.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.


adjective Referring to HTN noun
1. An agent–eg, CCBs, diuretics, and others, used to treat HTN.
2. A Pt with hypertension.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


1. Marked by an increased blood pressure.
2. Denoting a person suffering from high blood pressure.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about hypertensive

Q. What Is the Treatment for Hypertension? I have a slightly elevated blood pressure. What is the initial possible treatment?

A. There are several medications that are used for hypertension. You have to check up with your doctor to get the right medications which best suits you. Here are few medications that are used in the treatment of high blood pressure
Generic Accupril (Quinapril hydrochloride)
Generic Aldactone (Spironolactone)
Generic Altace (Ramipril)
Generic Atenolol-Chlorthalidone
Generic Avapro (Irbesartan)
Generic Betoptic (Betaxolol)
Generic Bisoprolol (Bisoprolol Fumarate)
Generic Caduet (Amlodipine)
Generic Calan (Verapamil)
Generic Capoten (Captopril)
Generic Lisinopril
Generic Lisinopril-HCTZ
Generic Lopressor (Metoprolol)
Generic Lotensin (Benazepril)
Generic Lotrel (Benazepril and amlodipine)
Generic Lozol (Indapamide)
Generic Micardis HCT (Telmisartan - hydrochlorothiazide)
Generic Microzide (Hydrochlorothiazide)
Generic Monopril there are still lot more medications used

You can find information the side effects of these drugs at

Q. Does Ameal BP lower high blood pressure?

A. The answer is, CURRENTLY, not. Milk proteins (the class that Ameal BP belongs to) do lower blood pressure in lab studies, but trials in humans have shown mixed results. You should remember that it may interfere with other drugs you may take, so first consult your doctor if it's safe for you.
You may try it and see if it works or not.

Q. What Are the Complications of High Blood Pressure? My wife suffers from high blood pressure. What are the possible complications that are so dangerous? Why is it important to keep high blood pressure under balance?

A. While elevated blood pressure alone is not an illness, it often requires treatment due to its short and long-term effects on many organs. The risk is increased for: Cerebrovascular accident (CVAs or strokes), myocardial infarction (heart attack), hypertensive cardiomyopathy (heart failure due to chronically high blood pressure),hypertensive retinopathy - damage to the retina, hypertensive nephropathy- chronic renal failure due to chronically high blood pressure and hypertensive encephalopathy- confusion, headache and convulsions due to edema in brain that can lead to death. Therefore, it is considered very important to reduce blood pressure to normal levels with strict medical supervision.

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From 2002 to till the all relevant studies reported an increased systolic blood pressure of average 4 mmHg in hypertensive patients which received dental surgery under L.A with 1:100,000 epinephrine.
In Brazil, a population study based on data from the National System for Monitoring Hypertension and its risk factors analyzed the PA level of 9,038 in self-reported hypertensive participants, 60 years old or more.
Adequate intake of potassium does not cause hyperkalemia in hypertensive individuals taking medications that antagonize the renin angiotensin aldosterone system.
Under normal circumstances, while BK decreases the blood pressure (3), BK antagonists were found to increase the blood pressure in hypertensive and non-hypertensive rats (25, 26).
A cross-sectional study of middle-aged Japanese population inspected the relationship of food intake habits and dietary patterns to BP, and after adjustment for confounding factors, the results suggested that habitual intake of dairy products, fruits and meat or chicken may have been associated with the reduction of BP possibly through the intake of protein and potassium.19 In the current study, 18 working women and 58 housewives were hypertensive among those who consumed more than 6 ounces of fish or poultry.
The researchers found a significant correlation for first trimester BP category with both preeclampsia and gestational hypertension; increasing BP category correlated with an elevated risk for all hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.
The authors conducted a follow-up study of the randomized, controlled Hypertension and Preeclampsia Intervention Trial At Term II (HYPITAT-II), in which 704 women diagnosed with late preterm (34-37 weeks) hypertensive disorders in pregnancy (gestational hypertension, chronic hypertension, or mild preeclampsia) were randomly assigned to immediate delivery or expectant management.
'This was not detected when a hypertensive patient had a higher body mass index (BMI), which is commonly used for measuring obesity and overweight,' she added.
Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy are of particular concern since they can endanger the lives of both the mother and her unborn child.
Out of 107 hyperuricaemic patients of hypertensive group 39% patients developed hypertensive retinopathy while only 24% patients developed hypertensive retinopathy of normouricaemia group.
[26] Hence, the present study was aimed to evaluate IL-6 and uric acid levels in prehypertensive and hypertensive cases compared with healthy volunteers and to correlate these levels with electrolytes.
[18] Severe HPT can be divided into hypertensive emergency and hypertensive urgency.

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