[awr-thuh-stat-ik] /ˌɔr θəˈstæt ɪk/

relating to or caused by erect posture.

orthostatic or·tho·stat·ic (ôr’thə-stāt’ĭk)
Relating to or caused by standing upright, as hypertension.


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