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Relating to or caused by standing upright: orthostatic hypotension.

[ortho- + Greek statos, standing; see static + -ic.]
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relating to an upright standing position
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(ˌɔr θəˈstæt ɪk)

caused by standing upright.
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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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This can result in low blood pressure (Neurally Mediated Hypotension-NMH) or a compensatory rise in heart rate called Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS).
This can lead to a natriuresis, the excessive urinary excretion of sodium causing symptomatic hyponatremia and orthostatic hypotension (Hamdi et al., 2009).
Orthostatic hypotension--a sudden drop in blood pressure that occurs when rising to a standing position--may be tied to a greater risk for dementia, according to a large Dutch study published online Oct.
In particular, different authors described orthostatic intolerance (OI) and postural orthostatic tachycardia symptoms (POTS) in JHS/EDS-HT [10-13].
Several small studies have demonstrated differences in orthostatic response, and possibly tolerance, between blacks and whites.
Both student and practicing nurses must appreciate that orthostatic hypotension is a manifestation of autonomic dysfunction in the patient with Parkinson's disease.
BSN medical has collaborated with NASA to develop a specialized gradient compression garment for protection against post-spaceflight orthostatic intolerance--the inability to stand upright without experiencing a rapid heart rate, low blood pressure (hypotension), lightheadedness or feeling faint upon return to Earth's gravity, the company said.
A You may be experiencing orthostatic (postural) hypotension.
[USPRwire, Sun Apr 03 2016] GlobalData's clinical trial report, "Orthostatic Hypotension Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2016" provides an overview of Orthostatic Hypotension clinical trials scenario.
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a kind of autonomic dysfunctions with abnormal heart rate response to positional change [1].