elevation of the blood pressure, especially the diastolic pressure.
an arterial disease characterized by this condition.
excessive or extreme emotional tenseness.
- an·ti·hy·per·ten·sion, adjective
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How to use hypertension in a sentence
They have lower rates of insurance coverage and can’t see doctors or afford medication as regularly, so diabetes and hypertension are more likely to cause complications like kidney disease.For Years, JaMarcus Crews Tried to Get a New Kidney, but Corporate Healthcare Stood in the Way | by Lizzie Presser | December 15, 2020 | ProPublica
As someone who suffers from hypertension and Type 2 diabetes, I’m keenly aware of the perils of receiving counterfeit medicines.
There’s been much discussion about how underlying medical conditions such as hypertension and Type 2 diabetes are associated with higher risk of dying from the coronavirus.The Health 202: Obese Americans could be prioritized for coronavirus vaccine | Paige Winfield Cunningham | November 30, 2020 | Washington Post
A 2019 study found that women who experience workplace sexual harassment and assault have higher risks of hypertension, poor sleep, depression and anxiety.This Type Of Sexual Harassment On Campus Often Goes Overlooked | LGBTQ-Editor | November 25, 2020 | No Straight News
Researchers have documented increased obesity, heart disease and hypertension, and mental illness associated with joblessness, particularly long-term unemployment.Economists have finally measured the connection between unemployment and sleep loss | Oliver Staley | September 18, 2020 | Quartz
Some were elderly with underlying conditions like hypertension and diabetes.
Our current preventive routine focuses on treating such cardiac risk factors as hypertension and cholesterol.Doctors Should Start Advocating Dietary Options to Treat Heart Disease | Daniela Drake | July 11, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Stroke fatalities have notably decreased, because we've gotten pretty good at controlling hypertension.
Of course, we shouldn't go overboard: Oregon only looked at hypertension, cholesterol, and blood sugar.No, Really, It's Possible That Health Insurance May Not Make Us Healthier | Megan McArdle | May 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
By one estimate I've seen, hypertension control has cut the death rate from stroke in half, and from heart attacks by a third.Study: Giving People Government Health Insurance May Not Make them Any Healthier | Megan McArdle | May 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Primary arteriosclerotic contracted kidney shows hypertension and secondary circulatory disturbance.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation | Austin O'Malley
It is a state of the nervous system such as appears in hypertension.Metapsychical Phenomena | J. Maxwell
Goaded and overkeyed into a state of hypertension, it had retaliated with insensibility.Satan Sanderson | Hallie Erminie Rives
It is not intended to convey the impression that hypertension is of no moment.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: | Louis Marshall Warfield
In this sense hypertension is not only essential, but actually life-saving.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: | Louis Marshall Warfield
British Dictionary definitions for hypertension
pathol abnormally high blood pressure
- hypertensive (ˌhaɪpəˈtɛnsɪv), adjective, noun
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Scientific definitions for hypertension
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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Cultural definitions for hypertension
Abnormally high blood pressure.
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