pre·hy·per·ten·sion .prē-'hī-pər-.ten-chən n slightly to moderately elevated arterial blood pressure that in adults is usu. indicated by a systolic blood pressure of 120 to 139 mm Hg or a diastolic blood pressure of 80 to 89 mm Hg and that is considered a risk factor for hypertension
pre·hy·per·ten·sive -'hī-pər-.ten(t)-siv adj

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pre·hy·per·ten·sion (pre-hi″pər-tenґshən) moderately increased blood pressure, defined as a systolic pressure of 120 to 139 or a diastolic pressure of 80 to 89. This term replaces the older classification called borderline hypertension.

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