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blood pressure

n. Abbr. BP
The pressure exerted by the blood against the walls of the blood vessels, especially the arteries. It varies with the strength of the heartbeat, the elasticity of the arterial walls, the volume and viscosity of the blood, and a person's health, age, and physical condition.
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blood pressure

n
(Physiology) the pressure exerted by the blood on the inner walls of the arteries, being relative to the elasticity and diameter of the vessels and the force of the heartbeat
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blood′ pres`sure


n.
the pressure of the blood against the inner walls of the blood vessels, esp. of the arteries during different phases of contraction of the heart.
Compare diastole, systole.
[1870–75]
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blood pressure

The pressure of the blood in the vessels, especially the arteries, as it circulates through the body. Blood pressure varies with the strength of the heartbeat, the amount of blood being pumped, and the health of the blood vessels. See more at high blood pressure.
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blood pressure

The pressure of blood against blood-vessel walls, especially the walls of arteries.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blood pressure - the pressure of the circulating blood against the walls of the blood vesselsblood pressure - the pressure of the circulating blood against the walls of the blood vessels; results from the systole of the left ventricle of the heart; sometimes measured for a quick evaluation of a person's health; "adult blood pressure is considered normal at 120/80 where the first number is the systolic pressure and the second is the diastolic pressure"
systolic pressure - the blood pressure (as measured by a sphygmomanometer) during the contraction of the left ventricle of the heart
diastolic pressure - the blood pressure (as measured by a sphygmomanometer) after the contraction of the heart while the chambers of the heart refill with blood
arterial pressure - the pressure of the circulating blood on the arteries; "arterial pressure is the product of cardiac output and vascular resistance"
venous pressure - the pressure exerted on the walls of the veins by the circulating blood
circulation - movement through a circuit; especially the movement of blood through the heart and blood vessels
force per unit area, pressure, pressure level - the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit); "the compressed gas exerts an increased pressure"
vital sign - sign of life; usually an indicator of a person's general physical condition; "he was still alive but his vital signs were weak"
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Translations
krevní tlak
blodtryk
verenpaine
krvni tlak
vérnyomás
blóîòrÿstingur
血圧
혈압
krvný tlak
krvni pritisk
blodtryck
ความดันโลหิต
tansiyonkan basıncı
huyết áp

blood pressure

npressione f del sangue or sanguigna
to have high/low blood pressure → avere la pressione alta/bassa
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

blood

(blad) noun
1. the red fluid pumped through the body by the heart. Blood poured from the wound in his side.
2. descent or ancestors. He is of royal blood.
ˈbloodless adjective
1. without the shedding of blood. a bloodless victory.
2. anaemic. She is definitely bloodless.
ˈbloody adjective
1. stained with blood. a bloody shirt; His clothes were torn and bloody.
2. bleeding. a bloody nose.
3. murderous and cruel. a bloody battle.
4. used in slang vulgarly for emphasis. That bloody car ran over my foot!
ˈbloodcurdling adjective
terrifying and horrible. a blood-curdling scream.
blood donor
a person who gives blood for use by another person in transfusion etc.
blood group/type
any one of the types into which human blood is classified. Her blood group is O.
ˈblood-poisoning noun
an infection of the blood. He is suffering from blood-poisoning.
blood pressure
the (amount of) pressure of the blood on the walls of the blood-vessels. The excitement will raise his blood pressure.
ˈbloodshed noun
deaths or shedding of blood. There was much bloodshed in the battle.
ˈbloodshot adjective
(of eyes) full of red lines and inflamed with blood.
ˈbloodstained adjective
stained with blood. a bloodstained bandage.
ˈbloodstream noun
the blood flowing through the body. The poison entered her bloodstream.
ˈblood test noun
an analysis of a patient's blood to find out if he/she has any diseases. etc.
ˈbloodthirsty adjective
1. eager to kill people. a bloodthirsty warrior.
2. (of a film etc) full of scenes in which there is much killing.
ˈbloodthirstiness noun
ˈblood transfusion noun
the process of giving blood to someone through the veins during an operation etc.
ˈblood-vessel noun
any of the tubes in the body through which the blood flows. He has burst a blood-vessel.
in cold blood
while free from excitement or passion. He killed his son in cold blood.
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blood pressure

ضَغْطُ الدَّم krevní tlak blodtryk Blutdruck πίεση αίματος tensión arterial verenpaine tension artérielle krvni tlak pressione arteriosa 血圧 혈압 bloeddruk blodtrykk ciśnienie krwi pressão arterial, tensão arterial артериальное давление blodtryck ความดันโลหิต tansiyon huyết áp 血压
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

blood pres·sure

n. presión sanguínea, tensión de la sangre en las arterias producida por la contracción del ventrículo izquierdo, la resistencia de las arteriolas y capilares, la elasticidad de las paredes arteriales y la viscosidad y volumen de la sangre, expresada en relación con la presión atmosférica;
high ______ alta;
low ______ baja;
normal ______ normal.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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Patients with normal blood pressure had a cardiovascular disease incidence rate of 1.37/1,000 person-years, compared with 2.74/1,000 person-years for those with elevated blood pressure, 3.15 for stage 1 hypertension, and 8.04 for stage 2 hypertension, investigators found.
After adjusting for other factors, they found that annual healthcare expenditures were nearly $2,000 higher among people with hypertension compared with those with normal blood pressure. Specifically, hypertensive patients had a nearly threefold increase in prescription drug expenses, the study found (Journal of the American Heart Association, online May 30, 2018).
'By adapting selected lifestyle health principles, half of the people in our study achieved normal blood pressure within two weeks while avoiding the side effects and costs associated with blood pressure medications,' said lead researcher M.
World Hypertension Day is celebrated annually since 2005 to distribute the message of maintenance of normal blood pressure among common public.