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I would like to know what is the meaning of "Hypertension" in English and what is the correct translation in Spanish?
I saw this term in a list of ethnobotanic uses.
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Meaning of Hypertension
Hypertension (HTN or HT), also known as high blood pressure or arterial hypertension, is a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is elevated. Blood pressure is expressed by two measurements, the systolic and diastolic pressures, which are the maximum and minimum pressures, respectively, in the arterial system. The systolic pressure occurs when the left ventricle is most contracted; the diastolic pressure occurs when the left ventricle is most relaxed prior to the next contraction. Normal blood pressure at rest is within the range of 100–140 mmHg systolic and 60–90 mmHg diastolic. Hypertension is present if the blood pressure is persistently at or above 140/90 millimeters mercury (mmHg) for most adults; different criteria apply to children. - See link


Hypertension in Spanish is Hipertensión arterial
La hipertensión arterial (HTA) es una enfermedad crónica caracterizada por un incremento continuo de las cifras de la presión sanguínea en las arterias. Aunque no hay un umbral estricto que permita definir el límite entre el riesgo y la seguridad, de acuerdo con consensos internacionales, una presión sistólica sostenida por encima de 139 mmHg o una presión diastólica sostenida mayor de 89 mmHg, están asociadas con un aumento medible del riesgo de aterosclerosis y por lo tanto, se considera como una hipertensión clínicamente significativa.1 - See link


More information about Hypertension in other websites
Definition of Hypertension in a medical dictionary (Thefreedictionary) - See link.
See the definition of Hypertension in the Oxford dictionaries - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for the term Hypertension - See link.
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