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high blood pressure

n.
Hypertension.

high′ blood′ pres`sure


n.
[1915–20]

high blood pressure

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A condition in which the pressure of the blood, especially in the arteries, is abnormally high. High blood pressure can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke. Also called hypertension.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.high blood pressure - a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater)high blood pressure - 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
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