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Descriptor English: Hypertension
Descriptor Spanish: Hipertensión
Descriptor Portuguese: Hipertensão
Descriptor French: Hypertension artérielle
Entry term(s): Blood Pressure, High
Blood Pressures, High
High Blood Pressure
High Blood Pressures
Tree number(s): C14.907.489
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006973
Scope note: 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.
Annotation: not for intracranial or intraocular pressure; relation to BLOOD PRESSURE: Manual 23.27; Goldblatt kidney is HYPERTENSION, GOLDBLATT see HYPERTENSION, RENOVASCULAR; hypertension with kidney disease is probably HYPERTENSION, RENAL, not HYPERTENSION; venous hypertension: index under VENOUS PRESSURE (IM) & do not coordinate with HYPERTENSION; PREHYPERTENSION is also available
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Related: Antihypertensive Agents MeSH
Vascular Resistance MeSH
DeCS ID: 7152
Unique ID: D006973
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2010/06/25
Hypertension - Preferred
Concept UI M0010859
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Hypertension
Entry term(s) Blood Pressure, High
Blood Pressures, High
High Blood Pressure
High Blood Pressures



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