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white coat hypertension

Saltos de línea: white coat hyper|ten¦sion

Definición de white coat hypertension en inglés:

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[mass noun] Medicine , informal
A syndrome whereby a patient’s feeling of anxiety in a medical environment results in an abnormally high reading when their blood pressure is measured.
Example sentences
  • Hypertensive disease complicates nearly 10 percent of pregnancies in the United States, with white coat hypertension affecting an additional 30 percent of patients.
  • In addition, blood pressure measurement is only intermittent, and white coat hypertension might confound results.
  • More patients in the home group were able to discontinue antihypertensive medication, presumably because patients with white coat hypertension were identified.

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Pronunciación: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
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