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

  • adj. Relating to or caused by standing upright: orthostatic hypotension.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, or relating to upright posture.
  • adj. Of, or relating to an orthostat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to an upright position.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. pertaining to an upright standing posture


ortho- + Greek statos, standing; see static + -ic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
ortho- +‎ static (Wiktionary)


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  • Effect of sleep restriction on orthostatic cardiovascular control in humans.

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  • The product is specifically approved to treat orthostatic hypotension, a condition in which patients are unable to maintain blood pressure while standing and become faint or dizzy.

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  • CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME SUPPORT GROUP, a presentation on applying for Social Security disability benefits when dealing with fatigue, fibromyalgia or orthostatic intolerance. 2-4: 30 p.m.,

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  • After a week of testing, the Mayo doctors diagnosed me with a problem called POTS, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome.

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  • Some of them were repeats of the tests for an inner-ear disorder, but he also went through a tilt-table test for orthostatic intolerance, an eye exam, a neurological exam, strength tests, autonomic nerve tests (to be sure he had no permanent damage) and blood work.

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  • Greg Page, the magician and Yellow Wiggle in the popular fluorescent-skivvied foursome, suffers from orthostatic intolerance, a disorder which stops his heart from pumping enough blood while standing or dancing.

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  • In fact Greg Page quit The Wiggles because he suffers from orthostatic intolerance, a rare disorder that leaves him constantly fatigued and liable to collapse without warning, which ironically tends to be Purple Wiggle's schtick.

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