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Definition of Tension, arterial

Tension, arterial: The pressure of the blood within an artery, the arterial pressure. Also called the intra-arterial pressure. For example, elevated blood pressure is referred to as hypertension.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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