high blood pressure


Definition of high blood pressure

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

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Police said several bottles of medicines to treat high blood pressure were found on the scene. Baltimore Sun, baltimoresun.com, "Maryland couple found dead in Dominican Republic, police investigating," 4 June 2019 However, lead poisoning can present itself as problems with hearing, high blood pressure and poor kidney function. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville kids are still at risk for lead poisoning. Here's how healthy eating can help," 25 June 2019 Various medications meant to treat high blood pressure were found in the room, police said. Faith Karimi, CNN, "Pennsylvania woman died days before Maryland couple at the same hotel in the Dominican Republic," 5 June 2019 Medications to treat high blood pressure were found in the room, police said. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, "3 Americans die within a week at same Dominican Republic hotel," 5 June 2019 The researchers adjusted for the effects of obesity, smoking, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels, among other factors, which can contribute to both erectile dysfunction and heart disease. Alice Park, Time, "Men With Erectile Dysfunction Are Twice As Likely to Have Heart Disease, Study Says," 11 June 2018 South Korean media quickly speculated that Kim, 34, is about 170 centimeters (5 feet 8 inches) tall and weighs 130 kilograms (287 pounds), and likely suffers from diabetes, high blood pressure and hyperlipidemia. Washington Post, "Summit offers South Koreans rare insight into Kim Jong Un," 28 Apr. 2018 Withdrawal can be a problem with many medications used on a long-term basis, such as antidepressants, anticonvulsants, and medicines prescribed to control high blood pressure. Derek Mcginni, Harper's magazine, "Junk Science," 22 July 2019 Careful treatment — including control of diabetes and high blood pressure, the two main culprits — can help prevent further kidney deterioration. NBC News, "Trump to order overhaul of kidney disease program," 10 July 2019

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First Known Use of high blood pressure

1899, in the meaning defined above

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