hypotensive

1 of 2

adjective

hy·​po·​ten·​sive ˌhī-pō-ˈten(t)-siv How to pronounce hypotensive (audio)
1
: characterized by or due to hypotension
2
: causing low blood pressure or a lowering of blood pressure
hypotensive drugs

hypotensive

2 of 2

noun

: a person with hypotension

Examples of hypotensive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Adjective
According to Giovana Rampazzo Teixeira, PhD, senior author of the study, the hypotensive effect of strength physical exercise led to a reduction of 9.52 mmHg in systolic pressure and 5.19 mmHg in diastolic pressure on average. Alyssa Hui, Verywell Health, 28 Apr. 2023 Septic, hypotensive patients are very sick when lactates top 4. Tony Dajer, Discover Magazine, 22 July 2015 Both are hypotensive at this point, Ibershoff said, meaning their blood pressure is well below a healthy range. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, 10 Aug. 2020
Noun
Blood pressure: alcohol has a hypotensive (blood pressure lowering) effect. Femi Aremu, Verywell Health, 1 July 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1904, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hypotensive was in 1904

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Cite this Entry

“Hypotensive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypotensive. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

hypotensive

1 of 2 adjective
hy·​po·​ten·​sive ˌhī-pō-ˈten(t)-siv How to pronounce hypotensive (audio)
1
: characterized by or due to hypotension
hypotensive shock
2
: causing low blood pressure or a lowering of blood pressure
hypotensive drugs

hypotensive

2 of 2 noun
: one affected with hypotension
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