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[hahy-puh-ten-shuh n] /ˌhaɪ pəˈtɛn ʃən/
noun, Pathology
decreased or lowered blood pressure.
a disease or condition characterized by this symptom.
Also called low blood pressure.
Origin of hypotension
1890-95; hypo- + tension Unabridged
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Examples from the web for hypotension
  • Prior to re-entry to gravity, increasing fluid intake is helpful in minimizing the effects of orthostatic hypotension.
  • Orthostatic hypotension, a sudden drop in blood pressure when standing, can occur and increases the risk of falling.
  • Tumors of the central nervous system and intracranial hypertension and hypotension.
British Dictionary definitions for hypotension


(pathol) abnormally low blood pressure
Derived Forms
hypotensive (ˌhaɪpəʊˈtɛnsɪv) adjective
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hypotension in Medicine

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

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

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

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hypotension in Science
Abnormally low blood pressure, especially in the arteries. Also called low blood pressure.
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