Definitions

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

  • adjective Of or characterized by hypotension.
  • adjective Causing a reduction in blood pressure.
  • noun A person with or susceptible to hypotension.

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  • adjective of or pertaining to hypotension

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  • noun a person who has abnormally low blood pressure
  • adjective having abnormally low blood pressure

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Examples

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

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

    Medpundit

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