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More than one in three adults worldwide have raised blood pressure – a condition that causes around half of all deaths from stroke and heart disease. It is considered directly responsible for 7.5 million deaths in 2004 – almost 13% of all global deaths. In nearly all high-income countries, widespread diagnosis and treatment with low-cost medication have led to a dramatic drop in mean blood pressure across populations – and this has contributed to a reduction in deaths from heart disease.

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Antihypertensive drug or antihypertensive is a drug that is used to treat hypertension. Antihypertensive therapy seeks to prevent the complications of high blood pressure, such as stroke and ...

Domain: Health care; Category: Pharmacy

A diuretic is any substance that promotes the production of urine. This includes forced diuresis. There are several categories of diuretics. All diuretics increase the excretion of water from bodies, ...

Domain: Health care; Category: Pharmacy

Loop diuretics are diuretics that act at the ascending loop of Henle in the kidney. They are primarily used in medicine to treat hypertension and edema often due to congestive heart failure or renal ...

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Thiazide and thiazide-like diuretics are among the most commonly used antihypertensives and have been available for over 50 years. However, the mechanism by which these drugs chronically lower blood ...

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Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors inhibit the enzyme carbonic anhydrase which is found in the proximal convoluted tubule. This results in several effects including bicarbonate retention in the urine, ...

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Potassium-sparing diuretics are diuretics which do not promote the secretion of potassium into the urine; thus, potassium is retained and not lost as much as with other diuretics. The term ...

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Osmotic diuretics cause water to be retained within the proximal tubule and descending limb of loop of Henle (freely permeable to water). These compounds are filtered in the glomerulus, but cannot be ...

Domain: Health care; Category: Pharmacy

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