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high blood pressure

n.
Hypertension.
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n.
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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.
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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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