hypertension

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Abnormally elevated arterial blood pressure.
  • noun Arterial disease marked by chronic high blood pressure.
  • noun Elevated pressure or tension of a body fluid, as of the intraocular or cerebrospinal fluids.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Extreme tension.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun abnormally high blood pressure; especially, the chronic condition associated with persistent high blood pressure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun pathology The disease or disorder of abnormally high blood pressure.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater)

Etymologies

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hyper- +‎ tension

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