Medical Dictionary

white coat hypertension


Medical Definition of white coat hypertension

  1. :  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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