high blood pressure

noun
elevation of the arterial blood pressure or a condition resulting from it; hypertension. Abbreviation: HBP

Origin:
1915–20

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high blood pressure n.
Hypertension.

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high blood pressure   (hī)  Pronunciation Key 
See hypertension.
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