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orthostatic hypotension

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noun

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.

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Also called postural hypotension.

Origin of orthostatic hypotension

First recorded in 1900–05

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orthostatic hypotension

n.

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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