[hahy-per-ten-siv] /ˌhaɪ pərˈtɛn sɪv/
characterized by or causing high blood pressure.
a person who has high blood pressure.
hypertensive hy·per·ten·sive (hī’pər-těn’sĭv)
A person having or susceptible to high blood pressure.
- Hypertensive arteriopathy
hypertensive arteriopathy n. Arterial degeneration resulting from hypertension.
- Hypertensive arteriosclerosis
hypertensive arteriosclerosis n. A progressive increase in the muscle and elastic tissue of the arterial walls resulting from hypertension.
- Hypertensive retinopathy
hypertensive retinopathy n. A retinal condition that occurs in accelerated hypertension and that is characterized by arteriolar constriction, flame-shaped hemorrhages, cotton-wool patches, progressive severity of star-shaped edematous spot at the macula, and papilledema.
hypertensor hy·per·ten·sor (hī’pər-těn’sər, -sôr’) n. An agent or drug that raises blood pressure.