arterial tension n.
The pressure of the blood within an artery.
There is, as a rule, no increase in arterial tension; on the contrary, the pressure is apt to be low.
When sleep set in, in these cases, no alteration was noted in the arterial tension, but the pulse was markedly diminished.
Causes which obstruct the venous flow, as well as those which increase the arterial tension, promote the hemorrhagic infarction.