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1. hypertension

noun. ['ˌhaɪpɝˈtɛnʃən'] a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater).

Synonyms

  • essential hypertension
  • cardiovascular disease
  • white-coat hypertension
  • hyperpiesis
  • malignant hypertension
  • high blood pressure
  • hyperpiesia

Antonyms

  • cardiovascular disease
  • postural hypotension
  • orthostatic hypotension

Etymology

  • hyper- (English)
  • ὑπέρ (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • tension (English)
  • tension (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Example sentences of the word hypertension


1. Noun, singular or mass
Baking soda can raise the blood pressure so those with hypertension should be cautious.

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