prehypertension

noun

pre·​hy·​per·​ten·​sion ˌprē-ˈhī-pər-ˌten-chən How to pronounce prehypertension (audio)
: 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
prehypertensive adjective

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“Prehypertension.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/prehypertension. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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