It raises your blood pressure and can cause heart disease over the long term.
As we approached, I could almost feel my blood pressure drop.
Preeclampsia, a more common related disorder, is characterized by a large rise in blood pressure and failing kidneys.
How can overall risk get worse when blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol are all getting better?
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The applicant was seen at his home and the blood pressure measured.
Respiration, temperature, heart, blood pressure—all were normal.
It is often stated that the blood pressure is lowered as compensation returns and digitalis has exhibited its full action.
Doctors tell me to watch my blood pressure and cut off my toddies.
Many diseases, especially the prolonged fevers, diminish markedly the blood pressure.
blood pressure n.
Abbr. BP, B.P. The pressure exerted by the blood against the walls of the arteries, maintained by the contraction of the left ventricle, the resistance of the arterioles and capillaries, the elasticity of the arterial walls, and by the viscosity and volume of the blood. Also called arteriotony.
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The pressure of the blood in the vessels, especially the arteries, as it circulates through the body. Blood pressure varies with the strength of the heartbeat, the volume of blood being pumped, and the elasticity of the blood vessels. Arterial blood pressure is usually measured by means of a sphygmomanometer and reported in millimeters of mercury as a fraction, with the numerator equal to the blood pressure during systole and the denominator equal to the blood pressure during diastole. See more at hypertension, hypotension.
The pressure of the blood against the walls of the blood vessels, especially the arteries. It is expressed in two figures, said to be one “over” the other: the systolic pressure, which is the pressure when the left ventricle of the heart contracts to push the blood through the body; and the diastolic pressure, which is the pressure when the ventricle relaxes and fills with blood. Blood pressure is affected by the strength of the heartbeat, the volume of blood in the body, the elasticity of the blood vessels, and the age and general health of the person. (See circulatory system.)