from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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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- n. The pressure exerted by the blood against the walls of the arteries and veins; it varies during the heartbeat cycle, and according to a person's age, health and physical condition.
- n. The measurement of a person's blood pressure, expressed as systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure readings.
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- n. 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
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However, his blood pressure failed to stabilize; he needed a breathing tube and a slew of medications just to stay alive.
If taken regularly, they can increase blood pressure, too, so hypertensive patients need to check their blood pressure regularly, Azizi says.
When I asked an old classmate of mine who does research in this area, Michael J. Joyner, MD, a professor of anesthesiology at the Mayo Clinic, for an update, he said, The ways exercise protects your heart go beyond traditional risk factors such as blood pressure and cholesterol.
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Mind-body medicine has been growing in acceptance since the mid-twentieth century, based on research showing that modalities such as stress reduction and meditation, visualization, and biofeedback can lower blood pressure and heart rate and have other beneficial effects as well.
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.
When she turned fifty, her doctor informed her at an annual physical that her blood pressure was in a pre-hypertension state and that medications should be considered.
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.
The vet will monitor for high heart rate, blood pressure or seizures, and will take counter-measures if those develop.
Even marginal actors whose recognition was just beginning overseas found wages rising faster than the blood pressure of a number of Hollywood major-studio executives.