Hypertension vs Diazoxide - What's the difference?

hypertension | diazoxide |


As nouns the difference between hypertension and diazoxide

is that hypertension is (pathology) the disease or disorder of abnormally high blood pressure while diazoxide is a potassium channel activator which causes local relaxation in smooth muscle by increasing membrane permeability to potassium ions, used as a vasodilator to treat hypertension and in diabetes to decrease the secretion of insulin.

hypertension

Noun

(en noun)
  • (pathology) The disease or disorder of abnormally high blood pressure.
  • Antonyms

    * hypotension

    Derived terms

    * hypertensive * arterial hypertension * pregnancy-induced hypertension * portal hypertension * pulmonary hypertension

    diazoxide

    English

    Noun

    (-) (wikipedia diazoxide)
  • A potassium channel activator which causes local relaxation in smooth muscle by increasing membrane permeability to potassium ions, used as a vasodilator to treat hypertension and in diabetes to decrease the secretion of insulin.