pseudohypertension

noun
pseu·​do·​hy·​per·​ten·​sion | \ ˌsüd-ō-ˌhī-pər-ˈten-chən How to pronounce pseudohypertension (audio) \

Medical Definition of pseudohypertension

: a condition especially of some elderly, diabetic, and uremic individuals in which an erroneously high blood pressure reading is given by sphygmomanometry usually due to loss of flexibility of the arterial walls

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“Pseudohypertension.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pseudohypertension. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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