hypertension

[ hahy-per-ten-shuh n ]
/ ˌhaɪ pərˈtɛn ʃən /
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noun

Pathology.
  1. elevation of the blood pressure, especially the diastolic pressure.
  2. an arterial disease characterized by this condition.
excessive or extreme emotional tenseness.

Origin of hypertension

First recorded in 1890–95; hyper- + tension

Related forms

an·ti·hy·per·ten·sion, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hypertension

hypertension

/ (ˌhaɪpəˈtɛnʃən) /

noun

pathol abnormally high blood pressure

Derived Forms

hypertensive (ˌhaɪpəˈtɛnsɪv), adjective, noun
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Medicine definitions for hypertension

hypertension

[ hī′pər-tĕnshən ]

n.

Persistent high blood pressure.
Arterial disease in which chronic high blood pressure is the primary symptom.

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Science definitions for hypertension

hypertension

[ hī′pər-tĕnshən ]

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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Culture definitions for hypertension

hypertension

Abnormally high blood pressure.


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