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abbreviation for high blood pressure. See hypertension.


A gene on chromosome 19q13.3 that encodes an azurophil granule protein of the serine protease family (but is not itself a serine protease), which has monocyte chemotactic and antibacterial activity, and acts as an important multifunctional inflammatory mediator. The genes encoding the AZU1 protein product, neutrophil elastase 2 and proteinase 3, are in a cluster at chromosome 19pter, and all three are expressed and packaged together into azurophil granules during neutrophil differentiation.

Patient discussion about HBP

Q. What Is the Treatment for Hypertension? I have a slightly elevated blood pressure. What is the initial possible treatment?

A. There are several medications that are used for hypertension. You have to check up with your doctor to get the right medications which best suits you. Here are few medications that are used in the treatment of high blood pressure
Generic Accupril (Quinapril hydrochloride)
Generic Aldactone (Spironolactone)
Generic Altace (Ramipril)
Generic Atenolol-Chlorthalidone
Generic Avapro (Irbesartan)
Generic Betoptic (Betaxolol)
Generic Bisoprolol (Bisoprolol Fumarate)
Generic Caduet (Amlodipine)
Generic Calan (Verapamil)
Generic Capoten (Captopril)
Generic Lisinopril
Generic Lisinopril-HCTZ
Generic Lopressor (Metoprolol)
Generic Lotensin (Benazepril)
Generic Lotrel (Benazepril and amlodipine)
Generic Lozol (Indapamide)
Generic Micardis HCT (Telmisartan - hydrochlorothiazide)
Generic Microzide (Hydrochlorothiazide)
Generic Monopril there are still lot more medications used

You can find information the side effects of these drugs at

Q. Does Ameal BP lower high blood pressure?

A. The answer is, CURRENTLY, not. Milk proteins (the class that Ameal BP belongs to) do lower blood pressure in lab studies, but trials in humans have shown mixed results. You should remember that it may interfere with other drugs you may take, so first consult your doctor if it's safe for you.
You may try it and see if it works or not.

Q. What Are the Complications of High Blood Pressure? My wife suffers from high blood pressure. What are the possible complications that are so dangerous? Why is it important to keep high blood pressure under balance?

A. While elevated blood pressure alone is not an illness, it often requires treatment due to its short and long-term effects on many organs. The risk is increased for: Cerebrovascular accident (CVAs or strokes), myocardial infarction (heart attack), hypertensive cardiomyopathy (heart failure due to chronically high blood pressure),hypertensive retinopathy - damage to the retina, hypertensive nephropathy- chronic renal failure due to chronically high blood pressure and hypertensive encephalopathy- confusion, headache and convulsions due to edema in brain that can lead to death. Therefore, it is considered very important to reduce blood pressure to normal levels with strict medical supervision.

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The young people were considered to have HBP if they had blood pressure above the 90th percentile, according to their gender, height and age group.
The researchers found that if at least 3 of the last 10 HBP readings were elevated ([greater than or equal to] 135 mm Hg systolic), the patient was likely to have hypertension on 24-hour ABPM ([greater than or equal to] 130 mm Hg).
2006) revealed that 40 pg dose of HBP improved the motility, HOST and cervical mucus penetration test at pre-freeze phase of buffalo semen cryopreservation, but they did not observe positive effect of this dose on frozen-thawed semen.
An assessment of the patients' knowledge on HBP revealed that the majority of patients were unaware of the causes of HBP (62.
1]) and intensity lower than those of starch, which is attributed to the interaction between OH groups of HBP and starch [27, 28].
The epithelial lining of HBP mucosa showed normal regular thickness with only focal areas of hyperplasia and suprabasal apoptosis.
The HBP session will end with an overview of the new IBM CLC, its motivation, and technology, which is based on the Hierarchical Temporal Memory cortical model.
2013) studied 30,852 adults and found that respondents with HBP were more likely to have less than 12 years education, be unemployed, or have low income.
An alternative approach, and one the HBP project aims to take, is to identify data that has to be obtained through experiments and predict the rest from what is already known.
El BRAIN tiene objetivos semejantes al HBP, ya que proporcionara a "los cientificos las herramientas necesarias para obtener una imagen del cerebro en accion y permitira al menos comprender como pensamos, aprendemos o memorizamos", como declaro Obama.
All employees and new hires receive HBP program information brochures, membership cards and a monthly e-newsletter with a schedule of upcoming free workshops.