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hypertension Syllabification: hy·per·ten·sion
Pronunciation: /ˌhīpərˈtenSHən/

Definition of hypertension in English:


1Abnormally high blood pressure.
Example sentences
  • People with excess body fat have a greater risk for such illnesses as diabetes and hypertension.
  • The patient had a medical history of asthma, diabetes mellitus, and hypertension.
  • Body shape at birth has some impact on the risk of several adult diseases, including hypertension and diabetes.
1.1A state of great psychological stress.
Example sentences
  • People with jobs that demands stiff targets to be met, can often end up with stress and hypertension.
  • Having lived with cats my whole life, I'm at a loss to understand feline hypertension.
  • They were caused by stress and have, in turn, caused the hypertension.

Words that rhyme with hypertension

abstention, apprehension, ascension, attention, circumvention, comprehension, condescension, contention, contravention, convention, declension, detention, dimension, dissension, extension, gentian, hypotension, intention, intervention, invention, mention, misapprehension, obtention, pension, prehension, prevention, recension, retention, subvention, supervention, suspension, tension

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