white-coat hypertension

noun
variants: or white coat hypertension

Definition of white-coat hypertension

: a temporary elevation in a patient's blood pressure that occurs when measured in a medical setting (such as a physician's office) and that is usually due to anxiety on the part of the patient

Origin and Etymology of white-coat hypertension

from the white laboratory coats worn by physicians


Medical Dictionary

white coat hypertension

noun

medical Definition of white coat hypertension

: a temporary elevation in a patient's blood pressure that occurs when measured in a medical setting (as a physician's office) and that is usually due to anxiety on the part of the patient called also white coat effect

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