hypertension

[hahy-per-ten-shuhn]
noun
1.
Pathology.
a.
elevation of the blood pressure, especially the diastolic pressure.
b.
an arterial disease characterized by this condition.
2.
excessive or extreme emotional tenseness.

Origin:
1890–95; hyper- + tension

antihypertension, adjective
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hypertension (ˌhaɪpəˈtɛnʃən)
 
n
pathol abnormally high blood pressure
 
hypertensive
 
adj, —n

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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   (hī'pər-těn'shən)  Pronunciation Key 
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 definition


Abnormally high blood pressure.

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