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Hardening of the arteries - Common descriptive expression referring to a group of diseases (forms of arteriosclerosis) characterized by abnormal thickening and hardening (sclerosis) of arterial walls, in which the arteries lose their elasticity. If the thickening/hardening is significant, it may interfere with blood flow.
Hematoma - A blister-like collection of blood under the skin.
High-density lipoprotein - (HDL). Often called the "good" cholesterol. History: An oral or written interview that consists of questions about your medical, social, and sexual background.
Hypercholesterolemia - Excess of cholesterol in the blood.
Hyperprolactinemia - A condition of excess prolactin production. This may be related to a tumor of the pituitary gland but also may be caused by certain medications.
Hypogonadism - A condition in which the testes are not producing adequate testosterone. This may occur because of a testicular problem or because of a lack of stimulation of the testes by the brain.
Hypotension - Low blood pressure.