white-coat hypertension

syndrome


noun

the phenomenon of having elevated blood pressure only during a medical consultation

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Medical definitions for white-coat hypertension

white-coat hypertension

n.

Transient hypertension that occurs during a medical examination, presumably as a result of anxiety.
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