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hypertension

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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hypertensionhy‧per‧ten‧sion /ˌhaɪpəˈtenʃən $ -pər-/ noun [uncountable] medical 🔊 🔊 MIa medical condition in which your blood pressure is too high
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hypertensionAgainst this backdrop come this week's studies of hypertension, antihypertensive drugs, and cancer.Recently Hadengue etal reported a higher prevalence of 2% in 507 patients with portal hypertension.Some researchers worry, however, that some cases of pulmonary hypertension may have been overlooked.Therefore it appears that hypertension has an additive deleterious effect on overall prognosis in the diabetic.Its best known application is Cardizem, for treating hypertension.In the Preston studies shortness at birth was associated with hypertension and raised plasma fibrinogen concentrations in adult life.This may, however, worsen hypertension by increasing the peripheral vascular resistance.
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