antihypertensive agent


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antihypertensive agent

[‚an·tē‚hī·pər′ten·siv ′ā·jənt]
(pharmacology)
A substance, such as reserpine, that reduces hypertension.
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The common contraindications of rapid-acting antihypertensive agents are shown in Table 1.
Which classes of antihypertensive agents have been studied in randomized trials examining patients with hypertension on hemodialysis?
Comparisons between mean responses for patients taking versus not taking antihypertensive agents in both the
There are numerous possible adverse effects associated with the various classes of antihypertensive agents.
22) While it may not be necessary to check whether all patients have obtained their prescription, it may be useful for subgroups of patients, such as those who have received a new diagnosis, whose disease is poorly controlled, who are prescribed new antihypertensive agents, or who are otherwise thought to be nonadherent.
For a hypertensive urgency, the neurological patient is hospitalized, and is given a rapid-acting oral antihypertensive agent.
The type of antihypertensive agent you prescribe should be based on your patient's health status, comorbidities, and treatment for other conditions, as well as on the known effects of the particular class of drugs (TABLE).
Mecamylamine was approved for treatment of hypertension in the mid-1950s but never gained broad use as an antihypertensive agent.
There have been no randomized, controlled trials of other antihypertensive agents in pregnancy, but anecdotes and case reports suggest that other [beta]-blockers and diltiazem are effective and may be used, he said.
The ALLHAT influenced the 2003 Joint National Commission VII (JNC7) Report, which recommends thiazide diuretics for first-line treatment of hypertension in the absence of compelling indications to begin an alternative antihypertensive agent.