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.
Hyper vs. HypoLet’s start from the top: Hyper- is a prefix that means excess or exaggeration, while hypo- is another prefix that means under or beneath. Both hyper and hypo are usually used as prefixes, which are elements or partial words added to the beginning of a base word to modify its meaning. Hyper is derived from the Greek word for over, and hypo is a Greek …
Origin of orthostatic hypotension
First recorded in 1900–05
Also called postural hypotension.
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Medicine definitions for orthostatic hypotension
A form of low blood pressure precipitated by moving from a lying or sitting position to standing up straight.postural hypotension
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