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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «H»:

  1. Hypertension, gestational Hypertension, gestational
    Hypertension, gestational: High blood pressure that develops during pregnancy and may subside after delivery. Women who have experienced gestational hypertension are more likely to develop hypertension and suffer a stroke later in life....
  2. Hypertension, pulmonary Hypertension, pulmonary
    Hypertension, pulmonary: See: Pulmonary hypertension....
  3. Hypertension, white coat Hypertension, white coat
    Hypertension, white coat: A transient increase in blood pressure (hypertension) triggered by the sight of medical personnel in white coats (or other attire)....
  4. Hypertensive Hypertensive
    Hypertensive: Having abnormally high blood pressure (hypertension). See also: Hypotensive; Normotensive....
  5. Hypertensive crisis Hypertensive crisis
    Hypertensive crisis: A severe and potentially life-threatening increase in blood pressure . A hypertensive crisis is a medical emergency. When the blood pressure rises to levels of 180/110 or greater, the blood vessels and organs may become damaged. This damage can be manifested as a nu...
  6. Hyperthermia Hyperthermia
    Hyperthermia: Overheating of the body. This may be due to extreme weather conditions. Unrelieved hyperthermia can lead to collapse and death, particularly in the elderly. Prevention via air conditioning, ventilation, and drinking extra water is the key for vulnerable persons. In emergency cases, inj...
  7. Hyperthermia, malignant Hyperthermia, malignant
    Hyperthermia, malignant: A series of potentially fatal problems that can occur during surgery, malignant hyperthermia is caused by a reaction to anesthesia. The body's metabolism rises suddenly, causing a sudden jump in body temperature and muscle rigidity. The result can be damage to tissues and ...
  8. Hyperthyroid Hyperthyroid
    Hyperthyroid: Excess of thyroid hormone resulting from an overactive thyroid gland (or taking too much thyroid hormone). Symptoms can include increased heart rate, weight loss, depression, and cognitive slowing. Treatment is by medication, the use of radioactive iodine, thyroid surgery, or redu...
  9. Hypertonia Hypertonia
    Hypertonia: Increased tightness of muscle tone. Untreated hypertonia can lead to loss of function and deformity. Treatment is by physical and/or occupational therapy, and in some cases muscle relaxant medication. Injections of botulism toxin (botox) are a recent treatment for chronic hypertonia ...
  10. Hypertonic solution Hypertonic solution
    Hypertonic solution: A solution with a higher salt concentration than in normal cells of the body and the blood. As opposed to an isotonic solution or a hypotonic solution....
  11. Hypertrophic Hypertrophic
    Hypertrophic: Exhibiting hypertrophy (enlargement or overgrowth of an organ or part of the body due to increased size of the constituent cells), as in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy....
  12. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: A genetic disorder of the heart characterized by increased thickness (hypertrophy) of the wall of the left ventricle, the largest of the four chambers of the heart. The disease can present at any time in life. It is the leading cause of sudden death in athletes and you...
  13. Hypertrophic gastritis Hypertrophic gastritis
    Hypertrophic gastritis: See: Giant hypertrophic gastritis....
  14. Hypertrophic hypoproteinemic gastropathy Hypertrophic hypoproteinemic gastropathy
    Hypertrophic hypoproteinemic gastropathy: See: Giant hypertrophic gastritis....
  15. Hypertrophy Hypertrophy
    Hypertrophy: Enlargement or overgrowth of an organ or part of the body due to the increased size of the constituent cells. Hypertrophy occurs in the biceps and heart because of increased work. Cardiac hypertrophy is recognizable microscopically by the increased size of the cells. The term hypertroph...