from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Abnormally low arterial blood pressure.
  • noun Reduced pressure or tension of a body fluid, as of the intraocular or cerebrospinal fluids.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Diminished tension.

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  • noun pathology The disease or disorder of abnormally low blood pressure.

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  • noun abnormally low blood pressure


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hypo- +‎ tension


  • If hypotension is unresponsive, dopamine may be used.

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  • The pain apparently was not mediated by hypotension, which is a common side effect, especially in older patients with cardiovascular risk.

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  • Other events potentially associated with drug hypersensitivity, such as hypotension, urticaria, and dyspnea, each occurred in less than 0.9 percent of patients treated with ORENCIA and generally occurred within 24 hours of infusion.

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  • Shortly after intubation, complications such as hypotension, cardiac arrest, pneumothorax and hypoxia At present there is no evidence to support the use of may develop

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  • The Authors suggested that the absorption of anandamide by PMX might abolish the diverse negative effects of anandamide such as hypotension, immunosuppression, and cytotoxicity.

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  • Do not use phenothiazines because they may precipitate hypotension.

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  • This progresses into "advanced stimulation" in which unresponsiveness, hyperreflexia, status epilepticus, irregular respirations (Cheynes-Stokes), malignant arrhythmias, and hypotension occurs.

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  • In a retrospective study by Rabkin and associates, the most frequently occurring adverse effects included hypertensive reactions (some of these were due to inadvertent consumption of foods containing tyramine or concurrent use of catecholamine-containing drugs), orthostatic hypotension, hypomania, weight gain and sexual dysfunction. 2 In most cases adverse effects were controlled with dosage adjustments.

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  • Physical findings on arrival on the Medicine service: fever to 102F, tachycardia, tachypnea, hypotension, crackles about halfway up the lungs bilaterally, and oxygen saturation of 89%.

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  • Patients describe the feeling as burning or extreme warmth superficially, but cold under the skin. 10 At 12 hours post ingestion (Phase III), weakness, ataxia, hypotension and dysesthesia are observed.

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