malignant hypertension

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malignant hypertension

[mə′līg·nənt ‚hī·pər′ten·chən]
(medicine)
A severe form of hypertension with a rapid course leading to progressive cardiac and renal vascular disease. Also known as accelerated hypertension.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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