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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 of hypertension
1890-1895
1890-95; hyper- + tension
Related forms
antihypertension, adjective
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  • Attention has been called to hypertension as an early, and some think an invariable, sign of chronic nephritis.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
  • It is a state of the nervous system such as appears in hypertension.

  • Patients suffering from the association of chronic nephritis with hypertension die slowly, usually.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
  • Goaded and overkeyed into a state of hypertension, it had retaliated with insensibility.

    Satan Sanderson Hallie Erminie Rives
  • It is particularly constant in hypertension where the most beautiful examples are seen.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
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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