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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“White coat hypertension.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/white%20coat%20hypertension. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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