Glossary of Common High Blood Pressure Terms I-P
A specific combination of symptoms that increases the risk of developing more serious disease
Mean Arterial Blood Pressure - MAP
Average blood pressure
Platelets are a part of the blood clotting system
Palpitations refers to the sensation of a "fluttering" or otherwise abnormal heart beat
A general term for several different types of fats that naturally occur in the body
Learn more about the definition of blood plasma, the liquid part of blood.
Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs
NSAIDS are over-the-counter pain relievers, such as Advil and Aleve.
Immune system cell that can contribute to the formation of artery plaques in certain circumstances.
A hormone that increases blood pressure and either increases or decreases heart rate
Parathyroid hormone is secreted by the parathyroid glands and regulates the blood concentrations of calcium and phosphorous.
The parathyroid glands are small structures near the thyroid which secrete parathyroid hormone.
Molar pregnancy is a type of abnormal pregnancy that may result in symptoms of gestational hypertension.
Definition of Proteinuria
Proteinuria is the presence of protein in the urine.
Ischemia is a general term used to describe a low-oxygen condition within living tissue.
Isolated Systolic Hypertension
Isolated systolic hypertension occurs when only systolic blood pressure (the top number) is increased.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega33 fatty acids are a type of unsaturated fat found in fish and plants.
The large blood vessel which carries blood from the heart to the lungs
Abbreviation of Left Anterior Descending coronary artery
The earliest form of high blood pressure