from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or characterized by hypotension.
  • adj. Causing a reduction in blood pressure: a hypotensive drug.
  • n. A person with or susceptible to hypotension.

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  • adj. of or pertaining to hypotension

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  • n. a person who has abnormally low blood pressure
  • adj. having abnormally low blood pressure


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  • If the patient is hypotensive and refractory to IV fluids, pressor agents should be used with extreme caution and the dose carefully titrated to response.

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  • But on that day, by the time she traveled the rest of the way upstairs, she was hypotensive and in need of pressors.

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  • Peak hypotensive effects are usually seen within 2-4 hours.

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  • At discharge, the patient became acutely hypotensive and delirious.


  • And so it was on one particularly busy Monday, when I received at least a half-dozen patients, including a hypotensive febrile encephalopathic young man who had been rejected by the MICU.

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  • (The precise diagnosis has not been reported, but a reader who is a neurologist comments, based on the news reports, that the incident "sounds a bit seizure-like" and "could even be just a hypotensive episode.")

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  • There are diabetics who can not maintain ideal blood sugar levels without sending their sugars spiralling to intolerably low levels, those who cannot maintain ideal blood pressure levels without getting hypotensive when they stand up, and those who cannot achieve ideal cholesterol levels because of side effects of cholesterol medications.

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  • Perhaps the only caution with yoga or other relaxation therapies is a possible hypotensive reaction, or transient drop in blood pressure when standing up too quickly see p.

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  • The risks of pharmacotherapy, however, are also greater in the elderly than in younger patients; elderly individuals are more likely to have co-occurring chronic systemic illness and are physiologically more sensitive than younger patients to the anticholinergic, cardiotoxic, and hypotensive effects of medications.

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  • There are also hints that neem has anti inflammatory, hypotensive, and anti-ulcer effects.

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