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Hypertension

Persistently high systemic arterial BLOOD PRESSURE. Based on multiple readings (BLOOD PRESSURE DETERMINATION), hypertension is currently defined as when SYSTOLIC PRESSURE is consistently greater than 140 mm Hg or when DIASTOLIC PRESSURE is consistently 90 mm Hg or more.

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Tree Number(s): C14.907.489

MeSH Unique ID: D006973

Entry Terms:

  • Blood Pressure, High
  • Blood Pressures, High
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Blood Pressures

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