Medicine/Medical. a fall in blood pressure associated with an upright position, usually occurring as a result of standing still for a long time or rising from a prolonged stay in bed and often causing faintness, dizziness, and vision disturbances.

low blood pressure occurring upon standing up or when standing, often accompanied by faintness, dizziness, and vision disturbances; also called postural hypotension

When a person experiences any of the symptoms above, a physician can confirm orthostatic hypotension if the person’s blood pressure falls significantly on standing up and returns to normal when lying down.

orthostatic hypotension n.
A form of low blood pressure precipitated by moving from a lying or sitting position to standing up straight. Also called postural hypotension.


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