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hy·per·ten·sion

 (hī′pər-tĕn′shən)
n.
1.
a. Abnormally elevated arterial blood pressure.
b. Arterial disease marked by chronic high blood pressure.
2. Elevated pressure or tension of a body fluid, as of the intraocular or cerebrospinal fluids.

hypertension

(ˌhaɪpəˈtɛnʃən)
n
(Pathology) pathol abnormally high blood pressure
hypertensive adj, n

hy•per•ten•sion

(ˌhaɪ pərˈtɛn ʃən)

n.
1.
a. elevation of the blood pressure, esp. the diastolic pressure.
b. an arterial disease characterized by this condition.
2. excessive nervous tension.
[1890–95]

hy·per·ten·sion

(hī′pər-tĕn′shən)

hypertension

High blood pressure, often caused by stress, arteriosclerosis, or heart disease.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hypertension - a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater)hypertension - a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater)
cardiovascular disease - a disease of the heart or blood vessels
essential hypertension, hyperpiesia, hyperpiesis - persistent and pathological high blood pressure for which no specific cause can be found
malignant hypertension - severe hypertension that runs a rapid course and damages the inner linings of the blood vessels and the heart and spleen and kidneys and brain; "malignant hypertension is the most lethal form of hypertension"
secondary hypertension - hypertension that is secondary to another disease
white-coat hypertension - temporary rise in blood pressure in the doctor's office
hypotension - abnormally low blood pressure
Translations
hypertenze

hypertension

[ˈhaɪpəˈtenʃən] N (Med) → hipertensión f

hypertension

[ˌhaɪpərˈtɛnʃən] nhypertension f

hypertension

[ˌhaɪpəˈtɛnʃn] n (Med) → ipertensione f

hy·per·ten·sion

n. hipertensión, presión arterial alta;
benign ______ benigna;
essential ______ esencial;
malignant ______ maligna;
portal ______ portal;
primary ______ primaria;
renal ______ renal.

hypertension

n hipertensión f, presión alta (de la sangre) (fam); benign intracranial — hipertensión intracraneal benigna; essential — hipertensión esencial; malignant — hipertensión maligna; portal — hipertensión portal; pulmonary — hipertensión pulmonar; renovascular — hipertensión renovascular; white-coat — hipertensión de bata blanca
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Se considera que los pacientes con SAHOS son aquellos con IAH [mayor que o igual a] 5; en este estudio, 208 (80%) tenian esta condicion y solo 51 (20%) no la tenian.
Comparacoes entre o CPAP e o AOPM revelaram que, apesar de os aparelhos orais serem menos eficiente na reducao do IAH, eles sao utilizados com maior frequencia, sendo mais prontamente aceitos que o CPAP, o que pode vir a extrapolar sua indicacao para casos de apneia moderada a grave [8].
15) In contrast, IAH is defined as a sustained or repeated pathologic increase in IAP >12 mmHg (Carlotti A et al, 2009).
Con respecto a la somnolencia se encontro una correlacion significativa entre esta ultima y el IAH (r = 0.
Prof Peter Mertens, of the IAH, added: "We had hoped that SBV might simply burn itself out and fail to make reappearance this year - but this has not been the case.
Dr Simon Carpenter, head of entomology at IAH said: "Knowing when and where infected midges are likely to come into contact with animals is absolutely vital to prevention and control of midge-borne diseases.
Because the incidence and severity of IAH are also strongly determined by case mix (4), it is likely admission patterns will influence epidemiological data and some results are likely to be a reflection of regional intensive care unit (ICU) admission patterns.
Sarris was an unfortunate example," she said, adding that much of the work done by the IAH over the past three years towards breaking down negative stereotyping of homosexuals had been undone by the case.
1) IAH is associated with morbidity and places patients at risk for abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS), which in turn is associated with multiple organ dysfunction and several-fold increased mortality.
Bernie Keenan, chairwoman of the IAH, said: "A hearing resulted in the " dismissal of Professor Sir George Castledine.
IAH and DFW are the only Texas airports on the list.