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hypertension

[hahy-per-ten-shuh n] /ˌhaɪ pərˈtɛn ʃən/
noun
1.
Pathology.
  1. elevation of the blood pressure, especially the diastolic pressure.
  2. an arterial disease characterized by this condition.
2.
excessive or extreme emotional tenseness.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; hyper- + tension
Related forms
antihypertension, adjective
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  • hypertension is the term used to describe high blood pressure.
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  • Today physicians treat hypertension almost exclusively with medication.
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  • Rarely, a condition called malignant hypertension develops.
  • Decades of research have suggested that our sodium habit is killing us via hypertension and heart disease.
  • Pulmonary hypertension is abnormally high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs.
  • Now, he is in the barracks too, being treated for hypertension.
  • Drug-induced hypertension is high blood pressure caused by using a chemical substance, drug, or medication.
  • There is no way that the cost of generic hypertension drugs can match that, even with doctor's visits.
British Dictionary definitions for hypertension

hypertension

/ˌhaɪpəˈtɛnʃən/
noun
1.
(pathol) abnormally high blood pressure
Derived Forms
hypertensive (ˌhaɪpəˈtɛnsɪv) adjective, noun
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Word Origin and History for hypertension
n.

1863, from hyper- + tension. Originally in medical use; of emotions or nerves, from 1936.

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hypertension in Medicine

hypertension hy·per·ten·sion (hī'pər-těn'shən)
n.

  1. Persistent high blood pressure.

  2. Arterial disease in which chronic high blood pressure is the primary symptom.

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hypertension in Science
hypertension
  (hī'pər-těn'shən)   
Abnormally high blood pressure, especially in the arteries. High blood pressure increases the risk for heart attack and stroke. Also called high blood pressure.
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hypertension in Culture

hypertension definition


Abnormally high blood pressure.

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