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mm Hg

 
millimeters of mercury; a unit of pressure equal to 1 torr, or 133.3 pascals.

mm Hg

Millimetres of mercury. A measure of blood pressure, referring to the height to which the pressure in the blood vessels push a column of mercury.

mm Hg

Millimeters of mercury Clinical medicine A measure of blood pressure, referring to the height to which the pressure in the blood vessels push a column of mercury. See Blood pressure, Hypertension.
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The findings showed that six months after treatment, systolic blood pressure was reduced by at least 10 millimetres of mercury in 83 per cent of one group of patients.
In this case, blood pressure reductions of up to four millimetres of mercury were seen.
At that same moment, his blood pressure - normally 147 millimetres of mercury - shot up to a potentially dangerous 190.
After six months, their blood pressure levels had reduced by between two and three millimetres of mercury.
The magnitude of narrowing associated with each hour of screen time was similar to that associated with a rise of 10 millimetres of mercury (mm Hg) increase in systolic blood pressure (the top number) in children.
It found 35 per cent of 16-34-year-olds had a high blood pressure reading, which is one that exceeds 140/90 millimetres of mercury.
A high blood pressure reading is one that exceeds 140/90 millimetres of mercury.