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hypertension

Definition:
Hypertension is persistently high arterial blood pressure and may have no known cause or be associated with other diseases. Hypertension is considered a risk factor for the development of heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, stroke and kidney disease.
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Entry Terms:
  • high blood pressure
  • hypertensive disorders
  • hypertension disorders
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/10391
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RDF/XMLCreated 2006-01-19, last modified 2015-03-10