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hypotension

[hahy-puh-ten-shuh n]
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noun Pathology.
  1. decreased or lowered blood pressure.
  2. a disease or condition characterized by this symptom.
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Origin of hypotension

First recorded in 1890–95; hypo- + tension
Also called low blood pressure.
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Examples from the Web for hypotension

Historical Examples

  • In pleurisy with effusion and in pericarditis with effusion there is hypotension.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:

    Louis Marshall Warfield

  • Continuation of hypotension seems never to accompany improvement.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:

    Louis Marshall Warfield

  • A most interesting and important condition in which hypotension occurs is pulmonary tuberculosis.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:

    Louis Marshall Warfield

  • There are some persons who have hypotension, a blood pressure much below the normal.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:

    Louis Marshall Warfield

  • These cases are not necessarily associated with hypertension; on the contrary there is more apt to be hypotension.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:

    Louis Marshall Warfield


British Dictionary definitions for hypotension

hypotension

noun
  1. pathol abnormally low blood pressure
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Derived Formshypotensive (ˌhaɪpəʊˈtɛnsɪv), adjective
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hypotension in Medicine

hypotension

(hī′pə-tĕnshən)
n.
  1. Abnormally low arterial blood pressure.hypopiesis
  2. Reduced pressure or tension of any kind, as of the intraocular or cerebrospinal fluids.
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hypotension in Science

hypotension

[hī′pə-tĕnshən]
  1. Abnormally low blood pressure, especially in the arteries. Also called low blood pressure
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