hypotension


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Related to hypotension: orthostatic hypotension

hy·po·ten·sion

 (hī′pə-tĕn′shən)
n.
1. Abnormally low arterial blood pressure.
2. Reduced pressure or tension of a body fluid, as of the intraocular or cerebrospinal fluids.

hypotension

(ˌhaɪpəʊˈtɛnʃən)
n
(Pathology) pathol abnormally low blood pressure
hypotensive adj

hy•po•ten•sion

(ˌhaɪ pəˈtɛn ʃən)

n.
1. decreased blood pressure.
2. a disease or condition characterized by this symptom.
[1890–95]

hypotension

Low blood pressure, often causing faintness when someone stands suddenly.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hypotension - abnormally low blood pressure
cardiovascular disease - a disease of the heart or blood vessels
orthostatic hypotension, postural hypotension - low blood pressure occurring in some people when they stand up
high blood pressure, hypertension - a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater)
Translations
hypotenze

hy·po·ten·sion

n. hipotensión, presión arterial baja.

hypotension

n hipotensión f orthostatic — hipotensión ortostática
References in periodicals archive ?
Decrease in systolic blood pressure of >20% from baseline or a value <90 mmHg was considered as hypotension.
Ephedrine has been used as the agent of choice in the prevention and treatment of hypotension following spinal anesthesia in pregnant women.
To assess practical preoperative risk factors for the development of obstetric spinal hypotension, with the aim of developing a simple risk scoring system.
Complications of autonomic dysfunction include impotence, bladder dysfunction, gastrointestinal (GI) dysfunction, and orthostatic hypotension and vasomotor abnormalities.
Hypotension was defined as a decrease in systolic blood pressure of 30% or more from the baseline recording and was promptly treated with intravenous Ephedrine hydrochloride 6 mg increments, in addition to rushing of IV fluid.
However, as an all-encompassing definition, this fails to recognize individual BP variation; to take relative, asymptomatic hypotension into account; or to consider the significance of the diastolic value during ultrafiltration (UF).
The company added that ephedrine sulfate injection is a drug administered parenterally as a pressor agent to address clinically important hypotension in surgical settings.
Sanchez-Ferro, Benito-Leon, and Gomez-Esteban (2013) add that a positive tilt table test with the patient positioned at least 60 degrees, complaining of orthostatic symptomatology, such as lightheadedness or dizziness, is also a positive sign of orthostatic hypotension (Fereshtehnejad & Lokk, 2014).
Patients with hypotension were treated with an intravenous infusion of calcium and inotropic treatment.
A You may be experiencing orthostatic (postural) hypotension.