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Noun: blood pressure  blúd pre-shu(r)
  1. The pressure of the circulating blood against the walls of the blood vessels; results from the systole of the left ventricle of the heart; sometimes measured for a quick evaluation of a person's health
    "adult blood pressure is considered normal at 120/80 where the first number is the systolic pressure and the second is the diastolic pressure"

Derived forms: blood pressures

Type of: force per unit area, pressure, pressure level, vital sign

Part of: circulation

Encyclopedia: Blood pressure