1. Marked by an increased blood pressure. 2. Denoting a person suffering from high blood pressure.

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hy·per·ten·sive .hī-pər-'ten(t)-siv adj marked by or due to hypertension <\hypertensive emergencies> <\hypertensive renal disease> also affected with hypertension <a \hypertensive patient>
hypertensive n one affected with hypertension

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hy·per·ten·sive (hi″pər-tenґsiv) 1. characterized by increased tension or pressure. 2. an agent that causes hypertension; called also arteriopressor. 3. a person with hypertension.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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