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1. characterized by increased tension or pressure.
2. causing hypertension.
3. a person with hypertension.


1. Marked by an increased blood pressure.
2. Denoting a person suffering from high blood pressure.


/hy·per·ten·sive/ (-ten´siv)
1. characterized by increased tension or pressure.
2. an agent that causes hypertension.
3. a person with hypertension.


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.


Etymology: Gk, hyper, excessive; L, tendere, to stretch
pertaining to high blood pressure, its cause, or its effects.


adjective Referring to HTN noun
1. An agent–eg, CCBs, diuretics, and others, used to treat HTN.
2. A Pt with hypertension.


1. Marked by an increased blood pressure.
2. Denoting a person suffering from high blood pressure.

hypertensive (hīˈ·per·tenˑ·siv),

n a substance that increases the blood pressure.


characterized by or causing increased tension or pressure, as abnormally high blood pressure.

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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At the end of the experimental protocol, the hypertensive animals of the experimental groups CTL, CsA, CsA + BOS had significantly lower weight than the animals of the respective normotensive groups; the CSA + MAC group had no difference in weight compared to their normotensive group (Figure 1A).
Tangren noted that the risk of developing a hypertensive complication in pregnancy was especially high in women who had kidney stones and were overweight or obese at the start of pregnancy.
In our study 76% of all hypertensive mothers are Hindus, while only 64% are Hindus in the control group which is statistically insignificant (p = 0.
In the present study, it was found that monotherapy was mostly prescribed in the beginning or mild to moderate hypertensive patients while combination therapy was mostly prescribed in patients who have not controlled with single drug therapy on in the case of moderate to severe hypertensive patients.
The purpose of our study is to determine the gene frequencies of C-58T polymorphism of the BK B2R gene in hypertensive Turkish patients and to determine the relationship of the C-58T genotypes (homozygous wild-type (T/T), heterozygous (T/C), and homozygous polymorphic (C/C)) with blood lipids, obesity-associated phenotypes (fat mass, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, etc.
Group I comprised of 32 hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy whereas group II included 32 hypertensive patients without left ventricular hypertrophy.
The submaximal force test (muscle endurance test in which multiple contractions are performed) is recommended for normotensive individuals (6), although it is also used in hypertensive individuals (3).
Prevalence of dyslipidaemia was higher amongst hypertensive diabetics from Ghana when compared to those without hypertension.
The international blood pressure control guidelines removed this term and replaced it with hypertensive emergency or crisis (4).
Conclusion: Treating hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage with minimally invasive intracranial hematoma is remarkably effective.
The aim of this study was therefore to determine the prevalence of hypertension and the associated factors and to find out the level of awareness of hypertensive status among the health workers of the Baptist Medical Centre Ogbomoso, Nigeria.
SDB in midpregnancy was significantly associated with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, while having SDB in both early and midpregnancy was significantly associated with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).

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