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1. a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater)
2. 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.
John suffered from hypertension.
by valoem December 09, 2004
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