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induced hypotension in Medicine

induced hypotension n.
The deliberate acute reduction of arterial blood pressure to reduce blood loss during surgery, either by pharmacological means or by presurgical withdrawal of blood which is returned to the circulation postsurgically. Also called controlled hypotension.

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