hypotension

[hahy-puh-ten-shuh n]
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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

hypotension

noun

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

hypotension

[hī′pə-tĕnshən]

n.

Abnormally low arterial blood pressure.hypopiesis
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]

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