from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or characterized by hypertension.
  • adj. Causing an increase in blood pressure: a hypertensive medication.
  • n. A person with or susceptible to hypertension.
  • n. A drug capable of causing an increase in blood pressure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of, pertaining to, or causing hypertension
  • n. a person with hypertension
  • n. a drug that increases blood pressure

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. having abnormally high blood pressure.
  • n. Causing high blood pressure.
  • n. A person who suffers from persistently high blood pressure.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having abnormally high blood pressure
  • n. a person who has abnormally high blood pressure


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  • A 2008 USDA study showed that regularly consuming hibiscus tea lowered blood pressure in a group of pre-hypertensive and mildly hypertensive adults.

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