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blood pressure
The pressure of the blood in the main arteries which rises and falls as the muscles of the body cope with varying demands (e.g. exercise, stress, sleep); results from the systole of the left ventricle of the heart. There are two types of pressure that are measured: 1) systolic pressure, created b   (more info - blood pressure)

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Hypertension (high blood pressure)
When the blood flows through the vessels at a greater than normal force. High blood pressure strains the heart; harms the arteries; and increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and kidney problems. See also: hypotension.    (more info - Hypertension)

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