hypertensive hypertensive  /ˌhaɪ pər ˈtɛn sɪv/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person who has abnormally high blood pressure
  2. (adj) having abnormally high blood pressure

Antonyms(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Usually people take hypertensive drugs in the morning, when they wake up.
  2. New evidence suggests that oats may also help lower blood pressure in hypertensive patients.
  3. Preliminary signs of diabetes in the mother or preeclampsia, a condition in which the mother becomes hypertensive, may lead a doctor to deliver a baby preterm.

News

  • Family files claim in death of man beaten by officers

    David Silva died in early May after the beating in Kern County. An autopsy had deemed the death accidental due to hypertensive heart disease. The family of a man who died after being beaten by Kern County Sheriff's deputies and attacked by a police dog have filed a federal civil rights claim against the officers involved, the department and other agencies, a precursor to a lawsuit.        
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

Quotes

  1. "Just in my own clinic, I've seen patients coming in - diabetics, hypertensive, cardiovascular disease - they've been on medications for many years through another health system and they're coming in cold to our system and having to start from...
    on Feb 24, 2009 By: William Walker Source: Inside Bay Area

  2. "Maori also had at least double the rate for non-Maori mortality in lung cancer, stomach cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, other forms of heart disease, transport accidents and hypertensive disease" said Mrs Turia.
    on Mar 15, 2009 By: Tariana Turia Source: Scoop.co.nz (press release)

  3. "Hypertensive patients cannot afford to miss their expensive maintenance drugs even for a day. With the cancellation of the patent over Norvasc, more than 7 million hypertensive patients will benefit through reduced prices," Roxas said.
    on May 12, 2007 By: Mar Roxas Source: Manila Times

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