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High blood pressure and hypertension are terms used interchangeably. Blood pressure is a measure of the force against the wall of your arteries as your heart pumps blood to the rest of your body. A normal blood pressure reading would be 120/80.  This site is a part of the A.D.A.M. medical encylopedia. This learning resource also includedIncidenceRisk factorsSymptomsTestsWhen to call the doctorCausesTreatmentsAdditional resourcesPrevention
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Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: November 05, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: September 19, 2016
Submitter: Ashley Golden
Keywords: High blood pressure, Arteries, Hypertension


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Primary Audience: Professional, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, College General Ed
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Language: English
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