Definition of hypertension in English:



mass nounMedicine
  • 1Abnormally high blood pressure.

    • ‘The patient had a medical history of asthma, diabetes mellitus, and hypertension.’
    • ‘People with excess body fat have a greater risk for such illnesses as diabetes and hypertension.’
    • ‘A note for a diabetic with hypertension and heart disease can easily run two pages.’
    • ‘She had insulin dependent type 2 diabetes, with hypertension and hyperlipidaemia.’
    • ‘Body shape at birth has some impact on the risk of several adult diseases, including hypertension and diabetes.’
    1. 1.1 A state of great psychological stress.
      • ‘Having lived with cats my whole life, I'm at a loss to understand feline hypertension.’
      • ‘They were caused by stress and have, in turn, caused the hypertension.’
      • ‘People with jobs that demands stiff targets to be met, can often end up with stress and hypertension.’