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Pronunciation:  `hIpur'tenshun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater)

HYPERTENSION is a 12 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: high blood pressure
 Antonyms: hypotension
 See Also: cardiovascular disease, essential hypertension, hyperpiesia, hyperpiesis, malignant hypertension, secondary hypertension, white-coat hypertension



Biology Dictionary
 Definition: When the blood flows through the vessels at a greater than normal force. High blood pressure strains the heart; harms the arteries; and increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and kidney problems.
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