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Hypertensive encephalopathy

Introduction: Hypertensive encephalopathy

Description of Hypertensive encephalopathy

Hypertensive encephalopathy: 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.
Source: Diseases Database

Hypertensive encephalopathy: Brain dysfunction or damage resulting from sustained MALIGNANT HYPERTENSION. When BLOOD PRESSURE exceeds the limits of cerebral autoregulation, cerebral blood flow is impaired (BRAIN ISCHEMIA). Clinical manifestations include HEADACHE; NAUSEA; VOMITING; SEIZURES; altered mental status (in some cases progressing to COMA); PAPILLEDEMA; and RETINAL HEMORRHAGE.
Source: MeSH 2007

Hypertensive encephalopathy: Related Topics

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Source: Diseases Database

Hierarchical classifications of Hypertensive encephalopathy

The following list attempts to classify Hypertensive encephalopathy into categories where each line is subset of the next.

Disease Ontology - OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Disease Ontology - OBO - Hierarchy 2

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