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Here's a heart-healthy WordMaster edition to take you over the Wednesday hump! (For an explanation of “the hump”, see the greeting in our 6 June 2001 edition.)

Today's Lesson


  • Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the blood vessels (= the tubes through which blood moves around the body).
  • blood pressure とは、血管(血液が体内をめぐるための管)の壁を押す血液の圧力、つまり、血圧のことです。



  1. My blood pressure is 115/75 (pronounced “115 over 75”), which is in the normal range.
  2. After weighing me and measuring my height, the nurse took my blood pressure and asked me a few questions about my medical history.
  3. My husband has high blood pressure, so I have to be careful about the amount of salt I use when cooking.
  4. My doctor thinks I may be able to stop taking medicine for my high blood pressure soon.
  5. The patient was immediately given oxygen when her blood pressure dropped suddenly.

英会話レッスンEnjoy your Wednesday!