- elevation of the blood pressure, especially the diastolic pressure.
- an arterial disease characterized by this condition.
- excessive or extreme emotional tenseness.
Origin of hypertension
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It is not intended to convey the impression that hypertension is of no moment.
His contention holds good for some cases, but not, in my experience, for the great majority of the hypertension cases.
Hypertension means high pressure, and yet it carries with it a suggestion of high pressure which is harmful to the individual.
- pathol abnormally high blood pressure
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Word Origin and History for hypertension
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- Persistent high blood pressure.
- Arterial disease in which chronic high blood pressure is the primary symptom.
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- 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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Abnormally high blood pressure.
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