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Meaning of HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater)
 
 Synonyms: hypertension
 
 Antonyms: hypotension
 
 See Also: cardiovascular disease, essential hypertension, hyperpiesia, hyperpiesis, malignant hypertension, secondary hypertension, white-coat hypertension

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: When the blood flows through the vessels at a greater than normal force. High blood pressure strains the heart, harms the arteries, and increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and kidney problems. Also called hypertension.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: When the blood flows through the vessels at a greater than normal force. High blood pressure strains the heart; harms the arteries; and increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and kidney problems.
 

 

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