hypertension
hypertension hypertension n. abnormally high blood pressure; especially, the chronic condition associated with persistent high blood pressure. [PJC]

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  • Hypertension — artérielle Pour les articles homonymes, voir HTA. L hypertension artérielle, ou HTA, est définie par une pression artérielle trop élevée. Le patient porteur d une HTA est un hypertendu. Sommaire 1 Épidémiologie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • hypertension — [ ipɛrtɑ̃sjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1895; de hyper et tension ♦ Tension artérielle supérieure à la normale; augmentation de la tension. Souffrir d hypertension (cf. Avoir de la tension). ⊗ CONTR. Hypotension. ● hypertension nom féminin Augmentation anormale… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • hypertension — 1863, from HYPER (Cf. hyper ) + TENSION (Cf. tension). Originally in medical use; of emotions or nerves, from 1936 …   Etymology dictionary

  • hypertension — ► NOUN ▪ abnormally high blood pressure. DERIVATIVES hypertensive adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • hypertension — [hī΄pər ten′shən] n. 1. any abnormally high tension 2. abnormally high blood pressure, or a disease of which this is the chief sign hypertensive adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • Hypertension — This article is about arterial hypertension. For other forms of hypertension, see Hypertension (disambiguation). Hypertension Classification and external resources Automated arm blood pressure meter showing arterial hypertension (show …   Wikipedia

  • hypertension — /huy peuhr ten sheuhn/, n. 1. Pathol. a. elevation of the blood pressure, esp. the diastolic pressure. b. an arterial disease characterized by this condition. 2. excessive or extreme emotional tenseness. [1890 95; HYPER + TENSION] * * * or high… …   Universalium

  • hypertension — High blood pressure; transitory or sustained elevation of systemic arterial blood pressure to a level likely to induce cardiovascular damage or other adverse consequences. H. has been arbitrarily defined as a s …   Medical dictionary

  • hypertension — n. high blood pressure, i.e. elevation of the arterial blood pressure above the normal range expected in a particular age group. Hypertension may be of unknown cause (essential hypertension or hyperpiesia). It may also result from kidney disease …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Hypertension — Hypertonie (syn: Hypertonus, Hypertension) bedeutet in der Medizin die Erhöhung eines Drucks oder einer Spannung über die Norm hinaus. Dies kann bei erhöhtem Spannungszustand der Muskulatur im Rahmen von Erkrankungen des Extrapyramidalmotorischen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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