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white–coat hypertension

noun

Definition of WHITE-COAT HYPERTENSION

:  a temporary elevation in a patient's blood pressure that occurs when measured in a medical setting (as a physician's office) and that is usually due to anxiety on the part of the patient

Origin of WHITE-COAT HYPERTENSION

from the white laboratory coats worn by physicians
First Known Use: 1986

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