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hypertensive

Syllabification: hy·per·ten·sive
Pronunciation: /ˌhīpərˈtensiv
 
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Definition of hypertensive in English:

adjective

Exhibiting hypertension.
Example sentences
  • It is rare for malignant hypertension to cause asymmetric hypertensive retinopathy.
  • The key to the successful management of patients with severely elevated BP is to differentiate hypertensive crises from hypertensive urgencies.
  • In this way, another study shows that ventilatory responses to hypoxia were higher in hypertensive patients than in normotensive OSA patients.

noun

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A person with high blood pressure.
Example sentences
  • You whine about hypertensives and diabetics, but some time calculate how much you make treating them.
  • One in four American adults have hypertension, and up to 30% of deaths in hypertensives are attributable to high blood pressure.
  • In preliminary reports, exercise training in hypertensives leads to regression of left ventricular hypertrophy.

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