secondary hypertension

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sec·on·dar·y hy·per·ten·sion

arterial hypertension produced by a known cause, for example, hyperthyroidism, kidney disease, etc., in contrast to primary hypertension that is of unknown cause.

secondary hypertension

elevated blood pressure associated with any of several primary diseases, such as renal, pulmonary, endocrine, and vascular diseases. Compare essential hypertension. See also hypertension.

sec·on·dar·y hy·per·ten·sion

(sek'ŏn-dar-ē hī'pĕr-ten'shŭn)
Hypertension with an identifible cause (e.g., renal artery stenosis, renal failure, stress, sleep apnea, pheochromocytoma, primary hyperaldosteronism, preeclampsia).
See also: hypertension
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