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hypertension (high" pur TEN shuhn) (s) (noun), hypertensions *pl)
1. Any abnormally intense anxiety or stress: Sometimes teachers are very nervous trying to meet all the demands of the students, their parents, other teachers, and the principal; all of which can cause a state of hypertension.
2. Unusually high blood pressure; especially, in the arteries, or a diseased condition of which this is the chief symptom: Some people who are overweight are in a greater risk of certain illnesses, among them are diabetes and hypertension, which in itself can cause further disabilities and illnesses.
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