high blood pressure

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


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high blood pressure n.

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high blood pressure   (hī)  Pronunciation Key 
See hypertension.
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Example sentences
The same malfunction can provoke high blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmia, or
They overeat, have high blood pressure and high cholesterol, and are
He is also old enough to have high blood pressure, which pushes his monthly
  health-insurance premiums skywards.
They also had higher cholesterol and high blood pressure.
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