or·​tho·​stat·​ic | \ ˌȯr-thə-ˈsta-tik How to pronounce orthostatic (audio) \

Definition of orthostatic

: of, relating to, or caused by an upright posture orthostatic hypotension

Examples of orthostatic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nine months after welcoming their first child with boyfriend Alev Aydin, Halsey has been diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Sjögren's syndrome, mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 11 May 2022 Allison Howells, a junior at the University of Texas at Austin, was diagnosed with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome in 2019. Camille Furst, WSJ, 7 May 2022 Amelia Ford, a Seattle mom, regularly visits the Facebook groups POTSibilities Parents (for parents of kids with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) and Autism Inclusivity to gather insight from others who have kids with the same conditions. Angie Mccullagh, Wired, 24 Feb. 2022 In 2017 Bowe was subsequently diagnosed with another, more complicated, little known condition: postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). Lori Nickel, USA TODAY, 18 Feb. 2022 The condition is officially known as initial orthostatic hypotension (IOH), which by definition should last no longer than a minute. Linda Carroll, NBC News, 9 Feb. 2022 Dutasteride can have brutal side effects in some men, Rossi said, including a loss of libido, erectile dysfunction and a form of low pressure called orthostatic hypotension. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 2 Feb. 2022 Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a condition that affects mostly young women from their teenage years to 40s. Amy Marturana Winderl, SELF, 24 Jan. 2022 But Bowe also suffered another, less common complication from her concussion: postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). Macaela Mackenzie, SELF, 5 Jan. 2022 See More

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1902, in the meaning defined above

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“Orthostatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orthostatic. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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or·​tho·​stat·​ic | \ ˌȯr-thə-ˈstat-ik How to pronounce orthostatic (audio) \

Medical Definition of orthostatic

: of, relating to, or caused by erect posture orthostatic hypotension


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