Definition of High blood pressure

1. Noun. A common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater).




Medical Definition of High blood pressure

1. Persistently high arterial blood pressure. Hypertension may have no known cause (essential or idiopathic hypertension) or be associated with other primary diseases (secondary hypertension). This condition is considered a risk factor for the development of heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, stroke and kidney disease. (29 Sep 1997)

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Literary usage of High blood pressure

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1. The Medical Clinics of North America by Michael C. Fiore, Stephen S. Entman, Charles B. Rush (1921)
"Now let us consider the subject of high blood-pressure from a somewhat different viewpoint and inquire into the prognostic value of certain factors in those ..."

2. Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion & Disease Prevention by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"15.16 Increase to at least 50 percent the proportion of worksites with 50 or more employees that offer high blood pressure and/or cholesterol education and ..."

3. The Healthy Heart Handbook for Women by Marian Sandmaier (1992)
"high blood pressure high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, ... High blood pressure also increases the chances of developing congestive heart ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1919)
"IN this paper it is my purpose to describe a type of high blood- pressure developing in women at the time of the menopause and possibly the result of it, ..."

5. Healthy People 2000 by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Approximately 30 percent of adults in America have high blood pressure.58 People with uncontrolled high blood pressure are at 3 to 4 times the risk of ..."

6. Second Report of the Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of ...by Scott M. Grundy by Scott M. Grundy (1997)
"In patients with both elevated cholesterol and high blood pressure, CHD risk is synergistically increased. Conversely, reducing blood pressure, ..."

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