Medical Dictionary

prehypertension

play
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

prehypertensive

\-ˈhī-pər-ˌten(t)-siv\play adjective

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up prehypertension? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a brief usually trivial fact

Get Word of the Day daily email!