Orthostatic-hypotension



noun
1.
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.
noun

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