hypertension

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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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Among the venous causes of pulsatile tinnitus, the most frequently reported is benign intracranial hypertension.
Drugs used in childhood idiopathic or benign intracranial hypertension.
Headache associated with papilloedema and an abducens palsy as the only abnormal neurological finding is a common presentation of benign intracranial hypertension.
Rushed to Perth Royal Infirmary, Terri was diagnosed with a condition known as Benign Intracranial Hypertension, which causes a build up of pressure on the brain.
Based on the relatively quick onset of pseudotumor cerebri following isotretinoin exposure, the limited number of documented positive rechallenges, and the fact that hypervitaminosis A is a known cause, the investigators concluded that "it seems certain" that there is a direct correlation between isotretinoin use and benign intracranial hypertension (Ophthalmology 2004;111:1248-50).
Zane noted that neuro-ophthalmologic recommendations call for discontinuation of isotretinoin and a workup for intracranial hypertension in patients who develop headache or unexplained blurred vision, along with avoidance of concomitant vitamin A, as well as tetracycline and other medications associated with benign intracranial hypertension.
The other two hospitalizations were in a 16-year-old patient with benign intracranial hypertension, an increase in cerebrospinal fluid pressure, and a visual field defect; and in a 14-year-old patient who had cerebral thrombosis and headache.

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