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Hypertensive Encephalopathy MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Hypertensive Encephalopathy
Tree Number(s)
C10.228.140.631.500
Unique ID
D020343
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020343
Scope Note
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.
Entry Version
HYPERTENSIVE ENCEPH
Entry Term(s)
Encephalopathy, Hypertensive
Previous Indexing
Hypertension/complications (1966-1999)
See Also
Hypertension, Malignant
Public MeSH Note
2000
History Note
2000
Date Established
2000/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/11/03
Revision Date
2007/07/09
Hypertensive Encephalopathy Preferred
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