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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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Conversely, lowering the blood pressure with antihypertensive agents may also worsen neurological function by reducing cerebral perfusion.
During this 6-year period, patients received care from their personal physicians and could receive any antihypertensive regimen their physician prescribed.
Several classes of antihypertensive agents have been evaluated for efficacy and safety in the management of hypertension in patients receiving hemodialysis.
Evidence regarding the relationship between different types of antihypertensives and breast cancer risk is sparse and inconsistent, and prior studies have lacked the capacity to assess impacts of long-term use," the study said.
The risk was significantly higher only for two of the five classes of commonly used antihypertensive drugs: ACE inhibitors and beta-blockers.
In patients with uncontrolled blood pressure, those with diabetes or kidney disease were prescribed more antihypertensive drugs and had lower mean pressures at the last patient visit (143/80 mm Hg), compared with patients without diabetes or kidney disease (mean pressures 157/93 mm Hg).
5) He correctly points out that while all antihypertensive agents effectively lower BP, a fixed-dose combination achieves additional BP reduction with fewer adverse effects often seen with high-dose monotherapy.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a fixed dose combination of two antihypertensives, the calcium channel blocker (CCB) amlodipine besylate (currently marketed by Pfizer as Norvasc) and the angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) olmesartan medoxomil, or Benicar.
In particular, although it is recognized that concomitant antihypertensive drug therapy can influence ratio values (15), the effect on the diagnostic accuracy of the test has not been formally assessed.
Women who had used antihypertensive drugs before pregnancy and those who had multiple births, preexisting chronic hypertension, diabetes, gestational diabetes, cardiovascular disease or chronic renal disease were excluded, because these characteristics are associated with both preeclampsia or gestational hypertension and birth weight.