follow Dictionary.com

Hone in vs. home in? What's the difference?

hypotension

[hahy-puh-ten-shuh n] /ˌhaɪ pəˈtɛn ʃən/
noun, Pathology
1.
decreased or lowered blood pressure.
2.
a disease or condition characterized by this symptom.
Also called low blood pressure.
Origin of hypotension
1890-1895
1890-95; hypo- + tension
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for hypotension
Historical Examples
British Dictionary definitions for hypotension

hypotension

/ˌhaɪpəʊˈtɛnʃən/
noun
1.
(pathol) abnormally low blood pressure
Derived Forms
hypotensive (ˌhaɪpəʊˈtɛnsɪv) adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
hypotension in Medicine

hypotension hy·po·ten·sion (hī'pə-těn'shən)
n.

  1. Abnormally low arterial blood pressure. Also called hypopiesis.

  2. Reduced pressure or tension of any kind, as of the intraocular or cerebrospinal fluids.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
hypotension in Science
hypotension
  (hī'pə-těn'shən)   
Abnormally low blood pressure, especially in the arteries. Also called low blood pressure.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for hypotension

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for hypotension

19
20
Scrabble Words With Friends