high blood pressure
noun Date: 1899 abnormally elevated blood pressure especially of the arteries; also hypertension

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • high blood pressure — n HYPERTENSION …   Medical dictionary

  • high blood pressure — n. HYPERTENSION (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • high blood pressure — noun a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater) • Syn: ↑hypertension • Ant: ↑hypotension (for: ↑hypertension) • Hypernyms: ↑cardiovascular diseas …   Useful english dictionary

  • high blood pressure — A blood pressure of 140/90 or higher. High blood pressure usually has no symptoms. It can harm the arteries and cause an increase in the risk of stroke, heart attack, kidney failure, and blindness. Also called hypertension …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • high blood pressure — high′ blood′ pres sure n. pat hypertension • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • high blood pressure — hypertension, health disorder in which the blood pressure stays at an abnormally high level …   English contemporary dictionary

  • high blood pressure — elevation of the arterial blood pressure or a condition resulting from it; hypertension. Abbr.: HBP [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • blood pressure — blood .pressure n [U] the force with which blood travels through your body ▪ high blood pressure check/take sb s blood pressure (=measure it) ▪ The nurse will take your blood pressure …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Blood pressure — For information about high blood pressure, see Hypertension. Blood pressure Diagnostics A sphygmomanometer, a device used for measuring arterial pressure. MeSH …   Wikipedia

  • blood pressure — noun the pressure of the circulating blood against the walls of the blood vessels; results from the systole of the left ventricle of the heart; sometimes measured for a quick evaluation of a person s health (Freq. 2) adult blood pressure is… …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”