hypertension etymology

English word hypertension comes from English tension, English hyper-

Detailed word origin of hypertension

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tension English (eng) To place an object in tension, to pull or place strain on. (physics, engineering) Force transmitted through a rope, string, cable, or similar object (used with prepositions on, in, or of, e.g., "The tension in the cable is 1000 N", to convey that the same magnitude of force applies to objects attached to both ends).. (physics, engineering) State of an elastic object which is stretched in a [...]
hyper- English (eng) Excessive. Existing in more than three spatial dimensions. Linked non-sequentially. Over, above or beyond.
hypertension English (eng) (pathology) The disease or disorder of abnormally high blood pressure.

Words with the same origin as hypertension

Descendants of tension
antihypertensive counterhypertensive hypertensive hypotensive nonhypertensive prehypertensive prohypertensive tensometer
Descendants of hyper-
hyperactive hyperalphalipoproteinemia hyperbaric hyperdrive hyperestrogenic hypergranularity hyperinstrument hyperinvasive hyperkähler hyperlacticemia hyperlipidaemia hypermeter hypermiling hyperoperator hyperrational hypersensitive hypersensitivity hypersleep hyperspace hyperspeed hypersynchronous hypertoxic hypertriacylglycerolemia hyperventilate