English translation: antihypertensives, beta blockers, clacium blockers, ace inhibitors, diuretics.
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I'm afraid there is no all-encompassing term: antihypertensives and antihypotensives vary too much, both pharmacologically and clinically, to be lumped into one group. Perhaps it's better to change your sentence to avoid the term altogether?
Lamprini Kosma Italy Local time: 15:17 Specializes in field Native speaker of: Greek PRO pts in category: 8
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need the word and can't think of ot
Explanation: Is this what you were thinking of:
Forms of antihypertensive drugs (for high blood pressure) are:
Types of antihypertensive drugs
Diuretics: These drugs help your body get rid of extra sodium and fluid so that your blood vessels don't have to hold so much fluid.
Beta blockers: These drugs block the effects of adrenaline.
Alpha blockers: These drugs help your blood vessels stay open.
ACE inhibitors: These drugs prevent your blood vessels from constricting by blocking your body from making angiotensin II. Angiotensin II is a chemical that constricts blood vessels.
Calcium channel blockers: These drugs help prevent your blood vessels from constricting by blocking calcium from entering your cells.
Combinations: These drugs combine an ACE inhibitor with a calcium channel blocker. http://familydoctor.org/092.xml
msherms Local time: 15:17 Native speaker of: English