hypotension

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

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

Nearby words

  1. hyposulfurous acid,
  2. hyposulphite,
  3. hyposulphurous acid,
  4. hypotaxis,
  5. hypotelorism,
  6. hypotensive,
  7. hypotensor,
  8. hypotenuse,
  9. hypoth.,
  10. hypothalamic infundibulum

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

/ (ˌhaɪpəʊˈtɛnʃən) /

noun

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

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Medicine definitions for hypotension

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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Science definitions for hypotension

hypotension

[ hī′pə-tĕnshən ]

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