White coat hypertension
- hypertension) triggered by the sight of medical personnel in white coats (or other attire).
* * *white coat hypertension n a temporary elevation in a patient's blood pressure that occurs when measured in a medical setting (as a physician's office) and that is usu. due to anxiety on the part of the patient called also white coat effect
* * *hypertension detected when monitored in a clinician's office but not in other settings such as the patient's home; cf. masked h. Called also office h.
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