ESSENTIAL HYPERTENSION

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The high blood pressure that is not secondary to a disease and for which no obvious cause is found. See type A personality.

ESSENTIAL HYPERTENSION: "Essential hypertension accounts for more than 80% of high blood pressure due to obesity, smoking, genetic factors and psychological influences and not related to a disease."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "ESSENTIAL HYPERTENSION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/essential-hypertension/ (accessed August 13, 2022).

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