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hypertensive

adjective hy·per·ten·sive \ ˌhī-pər-ˈten(t)-siv \
|Updated on: 28 Jul 2018

Definition of hypertensive

: affected with or caused by hypertension

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First Known Use of hypertensive

1904

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hypertensive

noun

Definition of hypertensive

: an individual affected with hypertension

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First Known Use of hypertensive

1939

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Medical Dictionary

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hypertensive

adjective hy·per·ten·sive \ ˌhī-pər-ˈten(t)-siv \

medical Definition of hypertensive

: marked by or due to hypertension
  • hypertensive emergencies
  • hypertensive renal disease
; also : affected with hypertension
  • a hypertensive patient

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hypertensive

noun

medical Definition of hypertensive

: one affected with hypertension

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