Definition of hypertension in English:

hypertension

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

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