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high blood pressure

  1. elevation of the arterial blood pressure or a condition resulting from it; hypertension. Abbreviation: HBP
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Origin of high blood pressure

First recorded in 1915–20
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high blood pressure in Medicine

high blood pressure

  1. Hypertension.
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high blood pressure in Science

high blood pressure

  1. See hypertension.
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