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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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Notably, this second phase will also include type 1 diabetes based on WDF fundraiser activities and on PiH experience, with focus on the four referral hospitals in Malawi.
The subjects were then classified for having pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH) following the ACOG Guideline which states that "A blood pressure of >140/90 mm Hg is considered as PIH (n=50),11 and normotensive (n= 61) by the convienient randomn technique.
Sheikh et al(4) in study found that majority of mothers of VLBW babies had adverse risk factors in which anaemia and PIH are the commonest risk factors associated, which can be comparable with this study.
Actual shares issued to PIH will be based on the weighted-average closing share price of FedNat common stock for the 20 trading days prior to closing.
In addition to the purchase price, 1347 PIH will receive five-year rights of first refusal to provide reinsurance on up to 7.5 percent of any layer in FedNat's catastrophe reinsurance program.
It is defined as a combination of PIH plus proteinuria (i.e., >300 mg of protein in a 24-h urinary sample).
Anemia during pregnancy, PIH and GDM were important risk factor associated with MAS.
The main perinatal outcomes were accepted as stillbirth, gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), PIH, PB, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) admission, PPH, CS, and low Apgar scores, and these outcomes were obtained from hospital records.
Conclusion: Several risk factors like preterm delivery, maternal age, irregular antenatal check up, anemia, UTI, APH and PIH as significant determinants of LBW, were identified in our study.
There is increasing evidence indicating that PIH is closely correlated with the immune system.
It is estimated that hypertensive disorders of pregnancy cause about 12% of maternal deaths in the world.4,5 Pre-eclampsia, a severe form of hypertensive disorder of pregnancy, complicates about 5-7% of all pregnancies in the world6 and is responsible for 15.9% maternal deaths in United States.7 In Pakistan about 75% of population is present in rural areas, where majority of the patients are not receiving proper antenatal care and they present to the tertiary care hospitals with complications of PIH.8 Placenta is affected by the complexities of intrauterine life and in order to prevent complications of the fetus, it shows an adaptive response.