hydralazine meaning

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Noun: hydralazine  `hIdru'lazeen
  1. An antihypertensive drug (trade name Apresoline) that dilates blood vessels; used (often with a diuretic) to treat hypertension and congestive heart failure
    - Apresoline

Derived forms: hydralazines

Type of: antihypertensive, antihypertensive drug, vasodilative, vasodilator

Encyclopedia: Hydralazine

n : an antihypertensive drug C8H8N4 used in the form of its hydrochloride and acting to produce peripheral arteriolar dilation by relaxing vascular smooth muscle


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  2. DNA methyltransferase inhibitors in development include decitabine, azacytidine, and hydralazine.
  3. In 1952 researchers at Ciba discovered the first orally available vasodilator, hydralazine.
  4. Methyldopa, hydralazine, and labetalol are most commonly used for severe pregnancy hypertension.
  5. It has very similar effects to hydralazine.

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