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HYPERTENSION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hypertension mean? 

HYPERTENSION (noun)
  The noun HYPERTENSION has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: HYPERTENSION used as a noun is very rare.


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HYPERTENSION (noun)


Sense 1hypertension [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

high blood pressure; hypertension

Hypernyms ("hypertension" is a kind of...):

cardiovascular disease (a disease of the heart or blood vessels)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hypertension"):

essential hypertension; hyperpiesia; hyperpiesis (persistent and pathological high blood pressure for which no specific cause can be found)

malignant hypertension (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)

secondary hypertension (hypertension that is secondary to another disease)

white-coat hypertension (temporary rise in blood pressure in the doctor's office)

Antonym:

hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)


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