The Anachronistic Terminology of Gestational Hypertension: Time for a Change

Steven L. Clark, Michael A. Belfort, Gary Hankins

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Few conditions in medicine are plagued with as confusing and anachronistic terminology as the clinical variants of pregnancy-induced hypertension and preeclampsia. We propose a simple system of nomenclature that reflects both actual pathophysiology and standard 21st century medical terminology. Such a change would facilitate both rational, evidence-based clinical care, collaboration with other specialties, and research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)294-296
Number of pages3
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 23 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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