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This learning resource in the PubMed Health A.D.A.M. medication encyclopedia is about hypertension (high blood pressure). Blood pressure is the measurement of the force against the walls of the human arteries as blood is pumped by the heart through these arteries in to the whole body. Another name for high blood pressure is hypertension. High blood pressure is measured using the cuff and the stethoscope. The right blood preesure cuff must be used to get the correct blood pressure. The normal... More
Material Type: Reference Material
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Date Added to MERLOT: November 02, 2013
Date Modified in MERLOT: March 18, 2014
Keywords: High blood Perssure, arteries, lifestyle change, hypertension


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Avatar for Frida Elangwe-Ituka
1 year ago

Frida Elangwe-Ituka (Student)

A.D.A.M Medical Encyclpedia is a very good resource for nurses. It is available for iPod and iPhone download, as quick reference for nurses to look up different diseases, with common symptoms and nursing interventions.