high blood pressure


: abnormally elevated blood pressure especially of the arteries
also : hypertension

Examples of high blood pressure in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of high blood pressure was in 1899

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“High blood pressure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20blood%20pressure. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

high blood pressure

: blood pressure that is abnormally high especially in the arteries or the condition resulting from it

called also hypertension

Medical Definition

high blood pressure


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