Hypertensive

Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary Stedmans Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing

The word hypertensive referss to therapeutic agents - including natural substancess 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 can occur due to 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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