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essential hypertension

high blood pressure (see hypertension) that is not secondary to another disease and for which no obvious cause can be found. It accounts for at least 85% of all cases of hypertension; risk factors include obesity, cigarette smoking, genetic factors, and psychological influences (e.g., aggressive personality, stressful environment).

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February 24th 2024

Judgment of Line Orientation (JLO)

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