What are antihypertensives?

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  1. plural of antihypertensive
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Prescription medications such as diuretics and antihypertensives, as well as illicit drugs, can decrease the body's ability to thermoregulate.
There was also a Level A recommendation to treat severe hypertension during pregnancy with safe antihypertensives.
Although one trial found no effect of giving elderly people antihypertensives, the results from several others suggest they could be helpful.
The overall use of antihypertensives was not associated with breast cancer, but women who used calcium-channel blockers for more than 10 years had an elevated risk.

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