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Relating to or caused by standing upright: orthostatic hypotension.

[ortho- + Greek statos, standing; see static + -ic.]


relating to an upright standing position


(ˌɔr θəˈstæt ɪk)

caused by standing upright.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.orthostatic - pertaining to an upright standing posture; "orthostatic hypotension"
erect, upright, vertical - upright in position or posture; "an erect stature"; "erect flower stalks"; "for a dog, an erect tail indicates aggression"; "a column still vertical amid the ruins"; "he sat bolt upright"
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Dose-response related efficacy in orthostatic hypotension of a fixed combination of D-camphor and an extract from fresh Crataegus Berries and the contribution of the single components.
If you feel faint, dizzy or lightheaded after quickly standing up, especially in the morning, you probably have a common condition called orthostatic hypotension.
People with the condition, now usually called orthostatic intolerance, may experience accelerated heartbeat, faintness, nausea, or dizziness when they stand.
Postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) patients show symptoms of orthostatic intolerance with increasing heart rate (HR) when the body moves from supine to an upright position or after standing for a long period.
He was discharged after being diagnosed with anxiety and orthostatic hypotension - a drop in blood pressure when standing up.
Mr Willans, from Ty Groes, Anglesey, was discharged after being diagnosed with anxiety and orthostatic hypotension - a drop in blood pressure when standing up.
If orthostatic hypotension is still experienced, a systolic BP of less than 150 mmHg is acceptable.
This can result in low blood pressure (Neurally Mediated Hypotension-NMH) or a compensatory rise in heart rate called Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS).
In most of the previous studies, squatting position has been used to evaluate patients with Tetralogy of Fallot, individuals prone to vasovagal syncope, and heart transplant including diabetic cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy, and also been used as a therapeutic means to counteract the fall in BP in patients suffering from dizziness and orthostatic hypotension or presenting pre-syncope symptoms, such as soon after exercise.
Impotence, bladder dysfunction, GI symptoms, and orthostatic hypotension can signal autonomic dysfunction.