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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Decisions regarding appropriate organ transplantation may depend on whether pulmonary hypertension is primary or secondary to portal hypertension.
▪ Primary pulmonary hypertension is extremely rare, afflicting about 1, 500 people in the United States.
▪ ET-1-like immunoreactivity and mRNA were also present in pulmonary vascular endothelial cells, particularly in specimens from patients with pulmonary hypertension.
▪ Most patients taking the pills do not develop pulmonary hypertension, he said.
▪ Some researchers worry, however, that some cases of pulmonary hypertension may have been overlooked.
▪ These include the more firmly established association between the drugs and a potentially fatal lung disease, primary pulmonary hypertension.
▪ Decisions regarding appropriate organ transplantation may depend on whether pulmonary hypertension is primary or secondary to portal hypertension.
▪ Recently Hadengue etal reported a higher prevalence of 2% in 507 patients with portal hypertension.
▪ Many treatments have evolved over the last 30 years for controlling upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage in patients with cirrhosis and portal hypertension.
▪ Gastric varices Gastric varices are not uncommon in cirrhotic patients with portal hypertension.
▪ Clinically there was no evidence of portal hypertension.
▪ Treatment was discontinued when patients developed evidence of cirrhosis or portal hypertension.
▪ Our patient thus failed to show evidence of portal hypertension.
▪ Patients described in published works with portopulmonary hypertension have all had clinically obvious portal hypertension.
▪ Against this backdrop come this week's studies of hypertension, antihypertensive drugs, and cancer.
▪ In the Preston studies shortness at birth was associated with hypertension and raised plasma fibrinogen concentrations in adult life.
▪ Its best known application is Cardizem, for treating hypertension.
▪ Recently Hadengue etal reported a higher prevalence of 2% in 507 patients with portal hypertension.
▪ Some researchers worry, however, that some cases of pulmonary hypertension may have been overlooked.
▪ Therefore it appears that hypertension has an additive deleterious effect on overall prognosis in the diabetic.
▪ This may, however, worsen hypertension by increasing the peripheral vascular resistance.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1863, from hyper- + tension. Originally in medical use; of emotions or nerves, from 1936.


n. (context pathology English) The disease or disorder of abnormally high blood pressure.


n. a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater) [syn: high blood pressure] [ant: hypotension]

Hypertension (disambiguation)

Hypertension may refer to the following:

  • Hypertension without a qualifier usually refers to arterial hypertension (high blood pressure of the arteries)
    • Pregnancy-induced hypertension is newly diagnosed arterial hypertension in pregnant women
    • White coat hypertension occurs in a clinical setting but not when measured by the patient at home
    • Renovascular hypertension
    • Hypertensive emergency (malignant hypertension)
  • Ocular hypertension is elevated pressure inside the eye (intraocular pressure)
  • Pulmonary hypertension, an elevated blood pressure in the pulmonary circulation
  • Portal hypertension, an elevated blood pressure in the portal vein or portocaval system
  • Intracranial hypertension refers to increased pressure inside the skull
  • Hypertension (journal), a journal published by the American Heart Association
Hypertension (journal)

Hypertension is a monthly, peer reviewed, scientific journal, established with the 1979 (Jan. & Feb.) issue (vol. 1), and published by the American Heart Association (AHA). The Editor in Chief is Anna F. Dominiczak.

Publishing formats include original manuscripts (6000 words), invited review summaries (6000 words), invited case-based reviews (6000 words), recent study highlights (3000 words), invited brief commentaries (1500 words), scientific or technical tutorials (6000 words), letter to the editor (500 words), and novel findings of unusual interest (1000 words).


Hypertension (HTN or HT), also known as high blood pressure (HBP), is a long term medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated. High blood pressure usually does not cause symptoms. Long term high blood pressure, however, is a major risk factor for coronary artery disease, stroke, heart failure, peripheral vascular disease, vision loss, and chronic kidney disease.

High blood pressure is classified as either primary (essential) high blood pressure or secondary high blood pressure. About 90–95% of cases are primary, defined as high blood pressure due to nonspecific lifestyle and genetic factors. Lifestyle factors that increase the risk include excess salt, excess body weight, smoking, and alcohol. The remaining 5–10% of cases are categorized as secondary high blood pressure, defined as high blood pressure due to an identifiable cause, such as chronic kidney disease, narrowing of the kidney arteries, an endocrine disorder, or the use of birth control pills.

Blood pressure is expressed by two measurements, the systolic and diastolic pressures, which are the maximum and minimum pressures, respectively. Normal blood pressure at rest is within the range of 100–140 millimeters mercury (mmHg) systolic and 60–90 mmHg diastolic. High blood pressure is present if the resting blood pressure is persistently at or above 140/90 mmHg for most adults. Different numbers apply to children. Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring over a 24-hour period appears more accurate than office best blood pressure measurement.

Lifestyle changes and medications can lower blood pressure and decrease the risk of health complications. Lifestyle changes include weight loss, decreased salt intake, physical exercise, and a healthy diet. If lifestyle changes are not sufficient blood pressure medications are used. Up to three medications controls blood pressure in 90% of people. The treatment of moderately high arterial blood pressure (defined as >160/100 mmHg) with medications is associated with an improved life expectancy. The effect of treatment of blood pressure between 140/90 mmHg and 160/100 mmHg is less clear, with some reviews finding benefit and others not finding benefit. High blood pressure affects between 16 and 37% of the population globally. In 2010 hypertension was believed to have been a factor in 18% (9.4 million) deaths.

Usage examples of "hypertension".

If you have a chronic medical condition, such as diabetes or hypertension, destination spas may provide assistance in how to manage your health with specialized diet and exercise.

In women, hypertension increases the risk of heart attack and cardiovascular disease by 25 percent, and more than half of all women over age forty-five have it, including millions of women who have undiagnosed hypertension.

It makes you wonder why doctors recommend drinking alcohol to reduce the risk of heart attack, when it increases the risk of hypertension, a major factor in cardiovascular disease!

The average blood pressure in the United States is 120 over 80 halfway between the Yanomami and hypertension, which is another word for high blood pressure and starts at 140 over 90.

The minority view -- there is always a minority view, and if I do not mention it, its scrofulous adherents are going to write me insulting letters -- holds that Herod succumbed to a combination of cirrhosis of the liver, hypertension, and diabetes.

They think everybody over fifty is going to die of hypertension or coronary thrombosis or one of those things—.

Its symptoms include unstable blood pressure and hypertension, unstable temperature, vomiting spasms, profuse sweating, impairment of vestibular function, a marked tendency to develop erythematous skin rashes, lacrimation deficit .

Then the same thing took place in malignant hypertension, in Parkinsonism and other failures of the central nervous system, in muscular dystrophy, and so on, and so on.

His tie was tight, his neck was suffering, and he looked like a poster boy for National Hypertension Week.

I was to rake up ten thousand in cash, treat his hypertension, and get the two of them a cottage at the Tennis Club.