hydralazine hydralazine


  • (n) an antihypertensive drug (trade name Apresoline) that dilates blood vessels; used (often with a diuretic) to treat hypertension and congestive heart failure


  1. He was the first patient given hydralazine at the clinic, and remains one of its best testimonials.
  2. They gave reserpine first, then nerve-blocking drugs, hydralazine and veratrum compounds, finally phenoxybenzamine.
  3. Others, like hydralazine, are relaxers that seem to act directly on the muscle walls of the blood vessels, causing them to dilate and thus decrease pressure.
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