- elevation of the blood pressure, especially the diastolic pressure.
- an arterial disease characterized by this condition.
Related formsan·ti·hy·per·ten·sion, adjective
Examples from the Web for hypertension
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|DAILY BEAST
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|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.
The hardest part is to convince patients to keep taking the pills, because hypertension has no painful symptoms until oops!
Chronic nephritis, hypertension, arteriosclerosis form a most important trinity.
No applicant who has palpable arteries or hypertension can be considered a first class risk.
Goaded and overkeyed into a state of hypertension, it had retaliated with insensibility.Satan Sanderson|Hallie Erminie Rives
If the hypertension persists or is repeated at varying periods, a slow atrophy of the uveal tract sets in.Glaucoma|Various
Patients suffering from the association of chronic nephritis with hypertension die slowly, usually.
British Dictionary definitions for hypertension
Derived Formshypertensive (ˌhaɪpəˈtɛnsɪv), adjective, noun
Medicine definitions for hypertension
Science definitions for hypertension
Culture definitions for hypertension
Abnormally high blood pressure.