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Definition of Hypertension, gestational

Hypertension, gestational: High blood pressure that develops during pregnancy and may subside after delivery. Women who have experienced gestational hypertension are more likely to develop hypertension and suffer a stroke later in life.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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