hyperpiesis, hyperpiesia
SYN: hypertension. [hyper- + G. piesis, pressure]

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • hyperpiesis — noun persistent and pathological high blood pressure for which no specific cause can be found • Syn: ↑essential hypertension, ↑hyperpiesia • Hypernyms: ↑high blood pressure, ↑hypertension * * * noun see hyperpiesia …   Useful english dictionary

  • hyperpiesia — noun persistent and pathological high blood pressure for which no specific cause can be found • Syn: ↑essential hypertension, ↑hyperpiesis • Hypernyms: ↑high blood pressure, ↑hypertension …   Useful english dictionary

  • hypertension — High blood pressure; transitory or sustained elevation of systemic arterial blood pressure to a level likely to induce cardiovascular damage or other adverse consequences. H. has been arbitrarily defined as a s …   Medical dictionary

  • essential hypertension — noun persistent and pathological high blood pressure for which no specific cause can be found • Syn: ↑hyperpiesia, ↑hyperpiesis • Hypernyms: ↑high blood pressure, ↑hypertension * * * noun : abnormally high blood pressure, both systolic and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • high blood pressure — noun a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater) • Syn: ↑hypertension • Ant: ↑hypotension (for: ↑hypertension) • Hypernyms: ↑cardiovascular diseas …   Useful english dictionary

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