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high blood pressure

elevation of the arterial blood pressure or a condition resulting from it; hypertension.
Abbreviation: HBP.
Origin of high blood pressure
First recorded in 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It is seen in those cases characterized by high blood pressure.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
  • It must be borne in mind at the outset that arteriosclerosis and high blood pressure are not always associated.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
  • Benzyl benzoate has been used recently to reduce the high blood pressure of hypertension.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
  • Consequently, arteriosclerosis and high blood pressure must be considered decided bars to marriage.


    William J. Robinson
  • Apoplexy comes next, especially if the fat man is also a florid man with a fast heart or an inclination to high blood pressure.

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    Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
high blood pressure in Medicine

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high blood pressure
See hypertension.
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