Definition of hypertension in English:


Line breaks: hyper|ten¦sion
Pronunciation: /hʌɪpəˈtɛnʃ(ə)n


[mass noun] Medicine
  • 1Abnormally high blood pressure.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

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