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Noun: malignant hypertension  mu'lig-nunt ,hI-pu(r)'ten-shun
  1. Severe hypertension that runs a rapid course and damages the inner linings of the blood vessels and the heart and spleen and kidneys and brain
    "malignant hypertension is the most lethal form of hypertension"

Derived forms: malignant hypertensions

Type of: high blood pressure, hypertension

Encyclopedia: Malignant hypertension