hypertension that runs a relatively long and symptomless course.
a misnomer implying a harmless elevation of blood pressure. Because any sustained elevation of blood pressure may adversely affect health, it is incorrect to refer to the condition as "benign." See also essential hypertension.
be·nign hy·per·ten·sion(bĕ-nīn' hī'pĕr-ten'shŭn)
Hypertension that runs a relatively long and symptomless course.