hypotension


hy·po·ten·sion

noun \ˌhī-pō-ˈten(t)-shən\

medical : low blood pressure

Full Definition of HYPOTENSION

:  abnormally low blood pressure

Origin of HYPOTENSION

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1893

hy·po·ten·sion

noun \ˈhī-pō-ˌten-chən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HYPOTENSION

1
: abnormally low pressure of the blood—called also low blood pressure
2
: abnormally low pressure of the intraocular fluid

hypotension

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Condition in which blood pressure is abnormally low. It may result from reduced blood volume (e.g., from heavy bleeding or plasma loss after severe burns) or increased blood-vessel capacity (e.g., in syncope). Orthostatic hypotension—drop in blood pressure on standing—results from failure of the reflexes that contract muscles and constrict blood vessels in the legs to offset gravity as one rises. Hypotension is also a factor in poliomyelitis, shock, and barbiturate poisoning.

Variants of HYPOTENSION

hypotension or low blood pressure

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