hypertensive

adjective
hy·​per·​ten·​sive | \ ˌhī-pər-ˈten(t)-siv How to pronounce hypertensive (audio) \

Definition of hypertensive

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: affected with or caused by hypertension

hypertensive

noun

Definition of hypertensive (Entry 2 of 2)

: an individual affected with hypertension

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The cause of death was hypertensive cardiovascular disease, according to his death certificate. Lynn Arditi, ProPublica, "Going Quiet: More States Are Hiding 911 Recordings From Families, Lawyers and the General Public," 16 July 2019 The cause of death was hypertensive cardiovascular disease, according to his death certificate. Lynn Arditi, BostonGlobe.com, "Going Quiet: Rhode Island among the states hiding 911 recordings from families, lawyers, and the general public," 16 July 2019 That includes increases in the rates of deaths from strokes, hypertensive heart disease and heart failure—all diseases associated with obesity. Betsy Mckay, WSJ, "Heart Attack at 49—America’s Biggest Killer Makes a Deadly Comeback," 21 June 2019 Emphysema and hypertensive heart disease are listed as contributing factors. Chad Sokol, The Seattle Times, "Man died by choking on vomit in Spokane County Jail," 1 Sep. 2018 While high blood pressure is one of the top causes of maternal deaths and complications, experts estimate that up to 60 percent of hypertensive deaths are preventable. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Why do so many moms die and suffer in the US? Stupid negligence," 27 July 2018 The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office also reports that hypertensive cardiovascular disease and obesity were contributing factors to Brown's death in March. Lauren Matthews, Country Living, "UPDATE: 'Chicago Fire' Actress DuShon Monique Brown's Cause of Death Has Been Released," 4 June 2018 During the study, the average blood pressure was about 134/71 mmHg, which is considered pre-hypertensive. Alice Park, Time, "This Surprising Factor May Raise Your Risk of Alzheimer’s," 11 July 2018 The cause was hypertensive cardiovascular disease, said her son, Jonathan Schiller. Olesia Plokhii, Washington Post, "Patricia Schiller, prominent sex therapist, dies at 104," 8 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Antihistamines, anti-depressants, anti-hypertensives, and even oral contraceptives can lead to tear film deficiencies as well. Andrea K. Mcdaniels, baltimoresun.com, "Dry eye can be an annoying, but treatable condition," 2 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of hypertensive

Adjective

1904, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1939, in the meaning defined above

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hypertensive

adjective
hy·​per·​ten·​sive | \ ˌhī-pər-ˈten(t)-siv How to pronounce hypertensive (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypertensive

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

hypertensive

noun

Medical Definition of hypertensive (Entry 2 of 2)

: one affected with hypertension

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