Definition of Malignant hypertension

1. Noun. 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"

Generic synonyms: High Blood Pressure, Hypertension
Specialized synonyms: Portal Hypertension

Medical Definition of Malignant hypertension

1. A severe form of acute hypertension that results in the abrupt rise in the blood pressure (diastolic pressure often over 120 mmHg). If left untreated, malignant hypertension can cause damage to the blood vessels in the eye, kidneys, brain and heart. Complications include stroke, heart attack, blindness and renal failure. Symptoms include headache, blurred vision, nausea, vomiting and lethargy. Neurologic symptoms are also a common finding. Malignant hypertension occurs more commonly in males, African Americans and those with a history for hypertension. (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Malignant Hypertension

malignant catarrhal fever
malignant catarrhal fever virus
malignant ciliary epithelioma
malignant dysentery
malignant dyskeratosis
malignant endocarditis
malignant exophthalmos
malignant fibrous histiocytoma
malignant giant cell tumour
malignant glaucoma
malignant granuloma
malignant hepatoma
malignant histiocytosis
malignant hyperphenylalaninaemia
malignant hyperpyrexia
malignant hypertension (current term)
malignant hyperthermia
malignant jaundice
malignant lentigo melanoma
malignant liver tumours
malignant lymphadenosis
malignant lymphoma
malignant malnutrition
malignant melanoma
malignant melanoma: gallium imaging
malignant melanoma in situ
malignant meningioma
malignant mesothelioma
malignant midline reticulosis

Literary usage of Malignant hypertension

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

1. Health Consequences of Smoking for Women: A Report of the Surgeon General by DIANE Publishing Company (1985)
"In one study of 82 patients who developed malignant hypertension, ... In the study, 77 percent of the female patients with malignant hypertension smoked, ..."

2. Health Consequences of Smoking: Cardiovascular Disease: A Report of the by DIANE Publishing Company, C. Everett Koop, M.D. (1995)
"Cigarette smoking was present in 20 of 22 patients with malignant hypertension and associated renal artery stenosis (53). Cigarette smoking appears to be ..."

3. 5th Report Of The Joint National Committee On Detection, Evaluation, And by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"Nonetheless, in a small number of patients, oral contracep- • tives may cause accelerated or malignant hypertension.78 The mechanism of the increase in ..."

4. Guide To Clinical Preventive Services by U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (1989)
"In persons with malignant hypertension, the benefits of intervention are most dramatic; treatment increases five-year survival from near zero (data from ..."

5. The Oxford Medicineby Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"In the acute form of essential hypertension, often referred to as malignant hypertension, or in sudden exacerbations of the more usual chronic form of ..."

6. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Three thousand seven hundred and eighty-three patients with non-malignant hypertension attending the Glasgow Blood Pressure Clinic between 1968 and 1983 ..."

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