benign hypertension. a misnomer implying a harmless elevation of blood pressure. Because any sustained elevation of blood pressure may adversely affect health, it is incorrect to refer to the condition as "benign." See also essential hypertension.
Benign hypertension or benign essential hypertension are historical terms that are considered misleading as hypertension is never benign, and consequently .
Eventually, benign hypertension almost always leads to a condition known as malignant hypertension. This means that the blood pressure becomes noticeably