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Noun1.hyperpiesis - persistent and pathological high blood pressure for which no specific cause can be found
high blood pressure, hypertension - a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater)
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To confirm the diagnosis of hypertension (HTN), the organization must find notation of one of the following in the medical record on or before June 30 of the measurement year: HTN, high blood pressure, elevated blood pressure, borderline HTN, intermittent HTN, history of HTN, hypertensive vascular disease, hyperpiesia, or hyperpiesis.