Definitions

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

  • adjective Relating to or caused by standing upright.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to an upright position.

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  • adjective Of, or relating to upright posture.
  • adjective archaeology Of, or relating to an orthostat.

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

  • adjective pertaining to an upright standing posture

Etymologies

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

[ortho– + Greek statos, standing; see static + –ic.]

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ortho- +‎ static

Examples

  • This kind of position-related drop in blood pressure - a condition known as orthostatic hypotension - is pretty common and is usually linked to dehydration or overmedication.

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  • She immediately knew whom I had to take Sarah to see: Dr. Julian Stewart, who was doing extensive research on POTS postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome in adolescents, and Dr. Hendricks-Munoz believed Sarah's symptoms closely matched those associated with POTS.

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  • She immediately knew whom I had to take Sarah to see: Dr. Julian Stewart, who was doing extensive research on POTS postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome in adolescents, and Dr. Hendricks-Munoz believed Sarah's symptoms closely matched those associated with POTS.

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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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  • She immediately knew whom I had to take Sarah to see: Dr. Julian Stewart, who was doing extensive research on POTS postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome in adolescents, and Dr. Hendricks-Munoz believed Sarah's symptoms closely matched those associated with POTS.

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  • She immediately knew whom I had to take Sarah to see: Dr. Julian Stewart, who was doing extensive research on POTS postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome in adolescents, and Dr. Hendricks-Munoz believed Sarah's symptoms closely matched those associated with POTS.

    Barbara Hannah Grufferman: Your Teenager: Depressed, Anxious... or This?

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

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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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