Definition of Hypertension

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

Definition of Hypertension

1. Noun. (pathology) The disease or disorder of abnormally high blood pressure. ¹

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Definition of Hypertension

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Medical Definition of Hypertension

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)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypertension

hypertension (current term)
hypertensive angiopathy
hypertensive arteriopathy
hypertensive arteriosclerosis
hypertensive encephalopathy
hypertensive retinopathy
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Literary usage of Hypertension

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Cohen, JD Managing the whole patient with hypertension: practical applications In a clinical ... Physicians are aware of the value of treating hypertension. ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1919)
"This is especially true in relation to that group of disorders associated with "hypertension." At the outset it must be emphasized that hypertension is not ..."

3. The Medical Clinics of North America by Michael C. Fiore, Stephen S. Entman, Charles B. Rush (1922)
"Too often do we regard hypertension as a disease in itself. ... The sum total of real knowledge of hypertension is very small and there is much false ..."

4. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"In comparison, human primary pulmonary hypertension is typically insidious and ... Despite pulmonary hypertension no major impact on systemic circulation or ..."

5. 5th Report Of The Joint National Committee On Detection, Evaluation, And by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"considered to be greater than the risks of Stage 1 hypertension, ... hypertension in Pregnancy hypertension during pregnancy may result in life-threatening ..."

6. Pathological physiology of internal diseases by Albion Walter Hewlett (1916)
"Furthermore, the blood flow through the arm is not regularly or materially increased in patients with chronic arterial hypertension, indicating that in this ..."

7. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Lewellys Franklin Barker, Milton Howard Fussell, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"hypertension There is a considerable period of hypertension which precedes ... If hypertension persists unrelieved, and the factors which continue it remain ..."

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