Definition of blood pressure in US English:

blood pressure

noun

  • The pressure of the blood in the circulatory system, often measured for diagnosis since it is closely related to the force and rate of the heartbeat and the diameter and elasticity of the arterial walls.

    ‘heart failure is common in patients with high blood pressure’
    • ‘This is more common in people with low blood pressure, teenagers, and pregnant women.’
    • ‘Six studies reported the number of patients whose blood pressure was controlled at follow up.’
    • ‘Six monthly review is probably sufficient when treatment and blood pressure are stable.’
    • ‘We agree that this is necessary when performing a study to measure blood pressure.’
    • ‘It can be used to reduce fatigue by raising the heart rate and blood pressure.’
    • ‘Many women do not realise why they are having their blood pressure measured.’
    • ‘The looming difficulties over the measurement of blood pressure have been clear for some years.’
    • ‘One arm of this connector allows continuous monitoring of arterial blood pressure.’
    • ‘We found a high rate of inadequately controlled blood pressure in patients in both groups.’
    • ‘Noise can also cause stress, high blood pressure, fatigue, loss of sleep and anxiety.’
    • ‘The score is derived from people with blood pressure sufficiently raised to be included in a trial.’
    • ‘Obesity is a risk factor for heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis and diabetes.’
    • ‘The close relation between heart rate and blood pressure gives reason for a joint assessment.’
    • ‘There are usually no symptoms of high blood pressure, so you may not be aware you have it.’
    • ‘Reflexes may be tested with a reflex hammer, and blood pressure may be measured.’
    • ‘Low blood pressure and irregular heartbeat are the most significant side effects.’
    • ‘Waking up in the morning puts a strain on the heart because of a surge in blood pressure and heart rate.’
    • ‘The doctor may check your blood pressure and pulse rate, to see if there is anything abnormal.’
    • ‘During a night spent on a cardiac ward, the pulse and blood pressure are closely monitored.’
    • ‘The most common causes of kidney failure are diabetes and high blood pressure.’

Pronunciation

blood pressure

/ˈbləd ˌpreSHər//ˈbləd ˌprɛʃər/