normotensive

adjective

nor·​mo·​ten·​sive ˌnȯr-mō-ˈten(t)-siv How to pronounce normotensive (audio)
: having normal blood pressure
normotensive noun

Word History

Etymology

normal + -o- + -tensive (as in hypotensive)

First Known Use

circa 1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of normotensive was circa 1941

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Cite this Entry

“Normotensive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/normotensive. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

normotensive

1 of 2 adjective
nor·​mo·​ten·​sive ˌnȯr-mō-ˈten(t)-siv How to pronounce normotensive (audio)
: having normal blood pressure
normotensive offspring of hypertensive parents

normotensive

2 of 2 noun
: an individual with normal blood pressure
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