hypotensive

adjective
hy·​po·​ten·​sive | \ ˌhī-pō-ˈten(t)-siv How to pronounce hypotensive (audio) \

Definition of hypotensive

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : characterized by or due to hypotension
2 : causing low blood pressure or a lowering of blood pressure hypotensive drugs

hypotensive

noun

Definition of hypotensive (Entry 2 of 2)

: a person with hypotension

Examples of hypotensive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Both are hypotensive at this point, Ibershoff said, meaning their blood pressure is well below a healthy range. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, "Two Breonna Taylor hunger strikers carry on after 3 weeks without food," 10 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of hypotensive

Adjective

1904, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Hypotensive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypotensive. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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hypotensive

adjective
hy·​po·​ten·​sive | \ ˌhī-pō-ˈten(t)-siv How to pronounce hypotensive (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypotensive

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : characterized by or due to hypotension hypotensive shock
2 : causing low blood pressure or a lowering of blood pressure hypotensive drugs

hypotensive

noun

Medical Definition of hypotensive (Entry 2 of 2)

: one affected with hypotension

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