- 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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pathol abnormally high blood pressure
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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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