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orthostatic hypotension

noun
1.
Medicine/Medical. a fall in blood pressure associated with an upright position, usually occurring as a result of standing still for a long time or rising from a prolonged stay in bed and often causing faintness, dizziness, and vision disturbances.
Also called postural hypotension.
Origin of orthostatic hypotension
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05
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Contemporary definitions for orthostatic hypotension
noun

a formal method of Japanese eating in which the sequence of the items used, food eaten, and actions performed are carefully done by ritual; also, the set of bowls, utensils, and napkin wrapping used in this form of Japanese eating

Examples

Silence is maintained during oryoki except for the chanting of certain meal sutras.

Word Origin

oo 'response to the offering of food' + ryoo 'amount received' + ki 'bowl'

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orthostatic hypotension in Medicine

orthostatic hypotension n.
A form of low blood pressure precipitated by moving from a lying or sitting position to standing up straight. Also called postural hypotension.

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