[ hahy-puh-ten-shuh n ]
/ ˌhaɪ pəˈtɛn ʃən /

noun Pathology.

decreased or lowered blood pressure.
a disease or condition characterized by this symptom.

Origin of hypotension

First recorded in 1890–95; hypo- + tension
Also called low blood pressure.
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British Dictionary definitions for hypotension


/ (ˌhaɪpəʊˈtɛnʃən) /


pathol abnormally low blood pressure

Derived Forms

hypotensive (ˌhaɪpəʊˈtɛnsɪv), adjective
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Medicine definitions for hypotension


[ hī′pə-tĕnshən ]


Abnormally low arterial blood pressure.hypopiesis
Reduced pressure or tension of any kind, as of the intraocular or cerebrospinal fluids.
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Science definitions for hypotension


[ hī′pə-tĕnshən ]

Abnormally low blood pressure, especially in the arteries. Also called low blood pressure
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