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high blood pressure

noun
1.
elevation of the arterial blood pressure or a condition resulting from it; hypertension.
Abbreviation: HBP.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
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  • The same malfunction can provoke high blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmia, or epilepsy.
  • They overeat, have high blood pressure and high cholesterol, and are insulin-resistant.
  • 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.
  • Treatments to control high blood pressure and reduce blood lipids have had a substantial impact on strokes and heart attacks.
  • Few would question that stress has a role in some conditions, such as high blood pressure.
  • Also he was suffering from high blood pressure and was prone to fly into dyspeptic rages.
  • In fact, my family has a history of high blood pressure and my diet has actually helped me avoid this condition all together.
  • The drug is prescribed for a variety of conditions, from high blood pressure to migraines.
  • Garlic has not been shown to significantly lower high blood pressure-and supplements are not intended to replace prescribed drugs.
high blood pressure in Medicine

high blood pressure n.
Hypertension.

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high blood pressure in Science
high blood pressure
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See hypertension.
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