Hypertensive


Human Body Section
Stedman's Pocket Medical Dictionary Dictionary of Biomedical Sciences Dictionary of Dentistry

The word hypertensive refers to therapeutic agents - including natural substances such as herbs, oils, or essences, or conventional pharmaceutical drugs, that increase (raise) blood pressure.

'Hypertensive' is generally easy to remember in this context due to its similarity to the word 'hypertension' - which is the medical condition of high blood pressure.

Hypertension my occur for a variety of causes, such as kidney disease, endocrine diseases, or be due to unknown causes. See also aspects of lifestyles that affect hypertension.



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