Etymology
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hypertension (n.)

also hyper-tension, 1863, from hyper- "over, exceedingly, to excess" + tension. Originally in medical use; of emotions or nerves, from 1936.

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Definitions of hypertension

hypertension (n.)
a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater);
Synonyms: high blood pressure
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