orthostatic

adjective
or·tho·stat·ic | \ˌȯr-thə-ˈsta-tik \

Definition of orthostatic 

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

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Moriah has postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome – a chronic condition that causes an irregular heartbeat, circulatory problems, and in some cases, including hers, chronic fatigue and pain. Philly.com, "Philadelphia weddings: Moriah Benjoseph and Ben Nassau," 13 July 2018 Experts have a name for this fleeting condition: initial orthostatic hypotension (OH). Markham Heid, Time, "You Asked: Why Do I Get Dizzy When I Stand Up?," 20 Dec. 2017 Metro reports that Chloe, from Haslingden, Lancsashire, has postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Sammy Nickalls, Teen Vogue, "This Teen's Service Dog Helps Her Live With a Rare Heart Condition," 23 Oct. 2017

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1902, in the meaning defined above

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orthostatic

adjective
or·tho·stat·ic | \ˌȯr-thə-ˈstat-ik \

Medical Definition of orthostatic 

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

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