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hypertension advancing rapidly with increasing blood pressure and associated with acute and rapidly worsening signs and symptoms.
accelerated hypertensionA hypertensive emergency, defined as a recent significant increase over baseline blood pressure associated with target organ damage, usually manifested by vascular damage on funduscopic examination, such as flame-shaped hemorrhages or soft exudates, but without papilleodema (which is the defining criterion for malignant hypertension).
ac·cel·er·at·ed hy·per·ten·sion(ak-sel'ĕr-ā-tĕd hī'pĕr-ten'shŭn)
Rapid rise in hypertension associated with acute and rapidly worsening signs and symptoms.