American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Hypertension.
- n. a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater)
“Pregnancy-induced hypertension PIH is a type of high blood pressure that starts in pregnancy.”
“Patients with high blood pressure and coronary artery disease who took NSAIDs regularly had a 47 percent increase in the rate of death as well as nonfatal heart attack and stroke.”
“One astronaut confided in me that he repeatedly exhibited excessively high blood pressure when the flight surgeons conducted their pre-WETF vital sign checks.”
“To be sure, there are drinks of fine workmanship and drinks of poor; there are coherent ramos fizzes and incoherent; there are martinis in which the gin is autonomous and martinis where integration and harmony of ingredients prevail; bloody marys can suffer high blood pressure or low.”
“Mindful of her annual checkups, she flosses her teeth regularly and watches what she eats,41 because she has high blood pressure and irritable bowel syndrome.”
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