high blood pressure


Definition of high blood pressure

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Lead exposure has been linked to high blood pressure and reproductive issues in adults and learning disabilities in children. Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 July 2021 The reduced risk of death was slightly higher for those taking statins alone (46%) compared with people taking only high blood pressure medication (27%). Arkansas Online, 16 July 2021 During Mylaen's first pregnancy with their son Jimmy Jr., now 32, she was diagnosed with preeclampsia, which resulted in high blood pressure that later led to kidney disease. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, 15 July 2021 During pregnancy, Felix developed preeclampsia, a condition marked by high blood pressure and adverse childbirth outcomes that is more prevalent in African-American women, which contributed to Camryn’s dangerous early birth. Sean Gregory, Time, 8 July 2021 Since a high blood pressure diagnosis often means lifelong medication, taking a few extra minutes to be sure of correct technique is critical. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 8 July 2021 Prohibiting Medicaid reimbursement for Planned Parenthood services also means no more screening for diabetes, cancer, STDs or high blood pressure, and no more vaccines and preventative health care for marginal or underserved communities. Phyllis Ballata, Star Tribune, 29 June 2021 Suffering from osteoporosis and high blood pressure, Al Sakhrah continues to work as a school attendant at a private school to provide for her new family. Jackie Abramian, Forbes, 29 June 2021 Gwendolyn Washington said her brother was relatively healthy, other than high blood pressure. Adam Ferrise, cleveland, 23 June 2021

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First Known Use of high blood pressure

1899, in the meaning defined above

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26 Jul 2021

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“High blood pressure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20blood%20pressure. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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