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hy•per•ten•sion



Pronunciation: (hī"pur-ten'shun), [key]
n.
1. Pathol.
a. elevation of the blood pressure, esp. the diastolic pressure.
b. an arterial disease characterized by this condition.
2. excessive or extreme emotional tenseness.

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