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How does nitroglycerin treat high blood pressure?

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  • AStacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answered
    High blood pressure (hypertension) happens when your blood has a hard time getting through the body, usually because of narrowed arteries. Nitroglycerin is a vasodilator. This means it widens the arteries so your blood can more freely move through them, your heart does not have to work so hard, and this lowers your blood pressure.
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