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Drug-induced hypertension


Drug-induced hypertension is high blood pressure caused by using a chemical substance, drug, or medication.

Alternative Names:

Hypertension - medication related


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Review Date: 11/25/2014
Reviewed By: Robert Hurd, MD, Professor of Endocrinology and Bioethics at Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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