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Hypertension, Malignant MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Hypertension, Malignant
Tree Number(s)
C14.907.489.330
Unique ID
D006974
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006974
Annotation
malignant does not refer to neoplasm: refers to severe hypertension with papilledema & arterial necrosis
Scope Note
A condition of markedly elevated BLOOD PRESSURE with DIASTOLIC PRESSURE usually greater than 120 mm Hg. Malignant hypertension is characterized by widespread vascular damage, PAPILLEDEMA, retinopathy, HYPERTENSIVE ENCEPHALOPATHY, and renal dysfunction.
Entry Term(s)
Malignant Hypertension
NLM Classification #
WG 340
See Also
Hypertensive Encephalopathy
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2004/07/07
Hypertension, Malignant Preferred
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