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noun pre·hy·per·ten·sion \ˌprē-ˈhī-pər-ˌten-chən\

Medical Definition of prehypertension

  1. :  slightly to moderately elevated arterial blood pressure that in adults is usually indicated by a systolic blood pressure of 120 to 139 mm Hg or a diastolic blood pressure of 80 to 89 mm Hg and that is considered a risk factor for hypertension


\-ˈhī-pər-ˌten(t)-siv\play adjective

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